An album that is definitely different from all previous ones by Quadro Nuevo. Full of archaic power, bronze timbres and primal rhythms. You'll find hymnal improvisations alongside a driven ska groove, a sea bossa nova in early-season 5/4 time as well as a heartfelt lullaby for the fallen Icarus or an earthy ballad for the waiting Penelope.
There were inspirations. Odysseus' swashbuckling journey back to the old homeland. Aeneas' search for a new home. Icarus' flight and flight to freedom. Jason and his Argonaut companions hunting for the Golden Fleece as a symbol of power, wealth, luck, or even wisdom. The great journeys, interwoven a thousand times with the gods and myths of antiquity, became central epics of Western culture. What relevance do they have in our modern society? Do their settings offer more than sunny bathing, Mediterranean food and a few temple remains? Can we even derive references to current issues such as migration, climate change or the littering of the oceans? An adventurous collective around the band Quadro Nuevo traced these questions. The answers should be neither scientific nor political. But artistic.
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