2 Mar 2019

Echoes and Dust reviews the Paisiel album

They say:

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