2 Mar 2019
Echoes and Dust reviews the Paisiel album
The brainchild of Portuguese drummer, percussionist and all round sonic sculptor Joao Pais Filipe, and saxophonist Julius Gabriel, Paisiel is very much a trip into the obscure free-form worlds laid open by Sun Ra and Miles Davis, but imbued with a sense of punk urgency more in line with early Hawkwind. Whilst there may be no motorik riffs, or space noises for that matter, within the music that unfolds here is a developing embrace of industrial space age sculpture, aligned with a sense of freedom in movement. Call it jazz, or call it space rock, the result is the same as you get hurled into a cavernous void.
The “trip” begins with ‘Satellite’ which pulls you in on Gabriel’s saxophone before leaving you adrift on a noise of sonic ambience, All the while the drums beat a tribal rhythm in the background inviting alien races into a cataclysmic war. White noise drone peers through the crack as a Paisiel cast us ever onwards on their mysterious path. Entrancing meditative moments offer a primal solution to the questions that the music throws up. Where are we going? What is going to happen? The choice is ultimately yours…
Read the rest here: E&D
And preorder the album on ltd colour vinyl from here: Bandcamp