Iluso Records are proud to present Gran Masa, an avant-garde, heavy hitting, experimental quartet based in Madrid who play fresh and energetic music heavily influenced by the Downtown sound and ethos with a strong focus on improvisation. Gran Masa are Álvaro Domene (guitar), Álvaro Perez (alto sax), Sergio Mena (electric basses) and Michael Caratti (drums).
“Gran Masa’s debut album is a confounding and complex collision of sounds – whilst it’s grounded in improvised jazz there are also touches of math-rock, prog and out there experimentalism. Covering a wide-ranging sound palette, much of it pushing the boundaries of composition, Gran Masa occupy a distinctive and idiosyncratic space of their own.” – RTRFM Radio Australia
released May 20, 2013
Michael Caratti - drums and compositions (Tracks 2, 4, and 8)
Álvaro Domene - guitar and compositions (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8)
Álvaro Pérez - alto saxophone
Sergio Mena - bass
Recorded in August of 2012 by Jiroshi Suárez and Jorge Tejerina at SubVox Studios, Madrid.
Mixed by Jiroshi Suárez.
Mastered by Adrian Sardi.
Cover art by Shea Walsh.