Barxeta II is, as the title indicates, album number 2 in our, Jan G. Hoff and yours truly, recordings from the tiny little village of Barxeta, Spain. Since we both love the place, with the extremely wonderful surroundings, and the Studio Barxeta, at Finca Abogat, situated at the top of a hill in the middle of a vast orange grove, our intentions are to release more in the years to come. Hope you will follow us also in the future. Barxeta I is with the living legend Alex Acuna on drums/percussion and we decided to keep on going with Latin American drummers with inviting the “Cuban wonder”, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, for doing this one.
As you will hear when putting on the CD it was an excellent choice of drummer. Our music stretches out in very different musical landscapes with using acoustic and electric instruments in a blissful mix. We don’t let any old fashion jazz puritan rules dictate what is allowed or what’s not, we simply let our hearts and emotions dictate the directions for the performance and the producing. Only with that approach can we be completely honest to ourself, the compositions and to you as the audience. You are most welcome into our world of eclectic music which contains a wide variety of sounds and effects, improvised and composed parts, large dynamic contrasts, polyrhythms and haunting melodies – a mirror of life and the world itself.
Yours sincerelyy, Per Mathisen.
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