Title - Solar Flash
Artist - Asaf Sirkis
For those unaware, Solar Flash is the new album of Israeli born and UK based drummer, composer, arranger and educator Asaf Sirkis, featuring a stellar line-up consisting of English keyboardist extraordinaire Gary Husband, Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, and special guests Polish vocalist Sylwia Bialas and USA born English guitarist Mark Wingfield.
So fully expect some haunting outer space electro-acoustic sounds with a wide range of dynamics ranging from Erik-Satie-like gentle ballads all the way to high energy electric Prog-jazz-improv and everything in between.
1. Kinship (6:35)
2. Under The Ice (5:44)
3. Aquila (5:20)
4. Polish Suite - Part 1 (4:06)
5. Polish Suite - Part 2 (7:56)
6. For Eric (9:00)
7. Solar Flash (6:06)
8. Polish Suite - Part 3 (4:57)
The simply translucent, free flowing, spatially supreme majesty of Kinship opens this quite wondrous new album and that is backed by the more meditative Under The Ice and then one of my own personal favorites, the ornate mysticism of Aquila is brought forth.
Next up we get Parts 1 and 2 of Polish Suite, where first a dulcet piano entwines with the quietly impassioned vocals of Sylwia Bialas, before the second part brings a more ethereal, jazz centric ambiance to the fore.
Recorded at La Casamurada studio, Banyeres del Penedes, Catalunya, Spain, by Jesus Rovira, next up is the sweepingly layered For Eric, with the album rounding out on the atmospheric, other worldly cascade of the title track Solar Flash, closing on the gently gilded guitar and drum work of Polish Suite - Part 3.
ASAF SIRKIS - drums, compositions, arrangements
GARY HUSBAND - acoustic piano, keyboards
KEVIN GLASGOW - 6 string electric bass guitar
SYLWIA BIALAS - vocals (1, 3, 4)
MARK WINGFIELD - electric guitar (3, 5, 8)
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