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Z-I: Sonata 06:26


Iluso Records is delighted to be presenting the first duo recording by Madrid based alto saxophonist-composer Álvaro Pérez and New York based guitarist-composer Álvaro Domene.

On “Zodos”, their first recording together since Zöbik-3’s 2013 debut, longtime collaborators Pérez and Domene present an original collaborative repertoire of exploratory creative music for alto saxophone and seven string electric guitar which delves into and beyond the wide spectrum of functions and textures that these two instruments can adopt individually and with each other.

Their chamber-like, and mostly algorithmic, compositional structures are perfect vehicles that assist in catalysing their telepathic interplay during improvisatory passages, which are filled with highly detailed contrapuntal statements, rhythmic propulsion, and a crystalline elegance that this well recorded session makes salient. There is a certain level of eeriness and menacing tension that permeates throughout the entire recording, giving it a solid sense of cohesiveness, direction, and personality.

The duo brings virtuosity to the sensitive requirements of this remarkably labyrinthine music, which calls for deep instrumental dexterity and an acute awareness for leveling out all of the components of their language to generate a singular aural result that, often times, feels as if it had a three-dimensional tactile element to it.

The six pieces that form "Zodos" reveal two performers in peak form, each of whom displays his abilities to the fullest, at the vanguard of repertoire development for this particular instrumentation.

Play loud and enjoy.

WATCH PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR "Fractal Structure I": www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL9ch6iicos

WATCH FRACTAL VIDEO FOR "Z:I SONATA": www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4o1ayWEiOg


released April 2, 2021

All compositions by Álvaro Pérez (alto saxophone) and Álvaro Domene (seven string electric guitar and live electronics), except Track 4 by Pérez.

Recorded by Álvaro Domene & Álvaro Pérez, November-December 2020. No overdubs.
Mixed by Álvaro Domene at Singularity Studio, Kingston (New York).
Mastered by Dane Johnson at Asbestos Head Recording in Kingston (New York).
Cover by Domene.
Published by Dometone Music BMI 2021 and SGAE Spain.

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