Release date: 13 Jan 2023
Label: Sucata Tapes
Format: Cassette / Online
Tiago Sousa presents the second volume of his Organic Music Tapes series – published by Sucata Tapes. In this album, we find, in counterpoint with his piano compositions, a strong presence of the electric organ. This cassette edition reveals a determinedly sonic motivation, influenced by the American minimalism of the 60s, particularly Terry Riley, Steve Reich, or Philip Glass, at the same time that a new character takes over Tiago’s pianistic discourse. Here we find organic compositions, in a fluid state, forming nebulae of sounds of indeterminate contours. Tiago’s music is woven with the very fabric of life – that gives form to rivers, that reveals the shape of the veins in wood, the fiber in muscles, or the marks on a Jade stone. We are talking about spontaneous patterns, whose great virtue comes from not necessarily needing a master or engineer. Irregular and edifying patterns like the foam of the waves or a starry night, and that, in a mysterious way, exert a deep interest.
Composer, piano, electronic organ and taped loops: Tiago Sousa
Sound engineer: André Fernandes
Piano technician: Paulo Pimentel
Cover photo: Kathrine Birch