Freedom, experimentation and telepathy are the watch words for RGB, the latest transcendent collaboration of pianist-composer Mark Aanderud and drummer Hernan Hecht under their collective name of Molé. Joining the two longstanding partners on their second RareNoise outing is the inventive Japanese bassist and longtime New York resident Stomu Takeishi, whose highly expressive and adventurous low-end presence has graced albums by such forward-thinking, cutting-edge artists as saxophonist Henry Threadgill, cellist Erik Friedlander, trumpeter Cuong Vu, saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli, pianists Myra Melford and Satoko Fuji. The album will be released on December 8th and will be available on CD, vinyl and Hi-Res digital download. Together these three refined, deep-listening musicians strike a rare accord on pieces that range from meditative motifs to rhapsodic crescendos, from spacious, ECM-ish soundscapes to turbulent, collective jams.
From the meditative soundscape of Sub-All to the frantic funk of Reasons fueled by Hecht’s slamming backbeats and Aanderud’s hyper piano solo, to the suite-like Trichromatic which travels from an evocative rubato into to a free section in the middle which resolves to a lyrical theme, this edition of Molé is perhaps the most flexible and experimental of all.
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