SRR 017 Instrumental Quarter No More Secrets CD
Organic arrangements and acoustic instrumentation are the hallmarks of No More Secrets, the debut record from Italy's Instrumental Quarter. Guitarist Paride Lanciani has enlisted the help of Marco Alloco (violoncello), Flavio Cravero (drums) and Luigi Racca (bass), to flesh out these dynamic and intricate compositions. Three of the four musicians here are members of Kash, who have, since 1995, released three albums to their credit, including their latest, Beauty is Everywhere, recorded by Steve Albini.
The songs on this album seem to be inspired by many of the frameworks found in nature. Often, the music tends to build itself to crescendo in a spiraling fashion, with layers of sound revolving around one particular element, while the individual lines themselves are created with exacting, breathless attention to detail. Form and craft combine, resulting in a piece of work that is refined, cohesive and yet multi-faceted.