EPILOGHI | Arturas Bumšteinas
Just like in gourmet style of food - Arturas digs deeper into inspirations that have no reference elsewhere - in this case it's the life's work of Jacopo Peri’s opera “Dafne” (1598) by many deemed as the first opera ever in a perfect match of René Descartes’ philosophical treatise “Passions of the Soul” (1649). I wouldn't say that I am fan of Descartes - actually the opposite but the way Bumšteinas puts the strings with voices is just graceful travestation of Cartesian dychotomy between biological essence and the rational human mind - hard bites of prepared strings with vocalisation of female voices of etheral touch.
Track 5 is a calleidoscope of colour and flair with melodious motive and whizzing noises in the background which surprised me positively a lot as it has a very unique decorative character and really touching when you consider sombre compositions that was the usual Arturo's trademark.
Track 6 uses the baroque style keys again which set up nicely with slow deep movements in a minimalistic style.
Track 7 based on treated acoustic noises and whizzing background reminds me a bit of Jeph Jerman's work - minimalistic - unmusical sounds composed into an entity that has its own colour and tension - not that easy to make considering how little means you have and how much weight you need to express.
Again - very postive surprise - with respect to what Arturas did before and I hope such surprises will continue. Thank you.