Those Who Have Everything
Listen to some tracks from this release below.
Featuring Are Lothe Kolbeinsen on guitar & looping,
Terje Evensen on percussion plus Maria Castro on electronics.
This is a fine Norwegian duo with the final track
manipulated by Portuguese sound designer named Maria
Castro. Can't say that I've heard of any of them before
this but I have to admit that FMR has again left us
with an unknown gem. "Stumbling Ritual"
starts our journey off with ultra subtle, glistening
plucks, soft bowed cymbal and cautious mallets on
the drums. Are Lothe sounds as if he is playing an
acoustic guitar by tapping on it with a delicate instrument
similar to the sound of someone playing quietly inside
a piano. Perhaps there are a few alligator clips attached
to the strings, tapping on them with some jewelry
box like magic.
There is something quite beautiful, often calm and even
stunning about this music that I find most enchanting.
For the final piece, "Sovngjenger", Ms. Castro
takes the duo and adds subtle electronic spice and careful
manipulations. I didn't think that anyone could improve
on the duo's unique sound but she does add some mystery
to the already sublime yet mesmerizing duo. - Bruce
Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
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