Elis Casado is one of the most passionate and musical innovators in the scene. He is visual, improvisational, disciplined and integral in musical principles; and, best of all, he doesn't suffer from the anxiety of having to be conventional. Elis is a frantic mutant who growls and roars in live performances with all his body senses. Ripples is the title of his latest adventure. In this self-produced work, he shows us, once again, a great capacity to integrate his musical experience. A daring, fresh, uninhibited as well as mature record; where the participation of the quartet seems to be essential. Mikel Sasia with his defiant electric guitar, Rik Bernabe with the murmur of his bass, rich in tonalities and Aritza de Castro, silky with the brushes and wise with the sticks. (Jokin Gonzalez-Basque Radio) The album, entitled 'Ripples', consists of 6 instrumental tracks, balancing between classic 50's jazz, fusion and groovie tendencies... Absolutely recommendable (Branimir Lokner-Serbian Press) If you like over-compressed radio-friendly mushy sound with a lot of volume this album might not be your cup of tea. Both sound and mastering engineers were told to work for dynamics; and they were delighted to do so; But if you like good HI-FI sound with dynamics and a touch of seventies jazz, funk, rock, you will probably enjoy this album. Power and loudness can grab our initial attention; but a record which is relentlessly loud becomes boring very fast, and produces ear fatigue. Sadly, todays music is too compressed to transmit the joy of wide dynamic range.
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