07.09.2012 07:05 erinnert an einen längst vergangenen Optimismus

Musik Rock/Pop: CAYETANO mit Neuerscheinung ONCE SOMETIMES - Hoffnung und Optimismus verpackt in Downbeats, Electronica, Jazz, Dub und Pop

(c) Pale Sound / WordandSound

Von: Dieter Schienhammer
Giorgos "Cayetano" Bratanis bewegt sich musikalisch zwischen Downbeat, Electronica, Jazz, Dub und Pop

Sein Sound ist vergleichbar mit Künstlern wie Bonobo, Gotan Project, Peder oder Quantic.  

Unterstützt von einer Reihe von außergewöhnlichen Musikern vereint Cayetano elektronische und analoge, traditionelle und expermimentelle Sounds aus verschiedenen Genres und Kulturen. 

Once Sometimes erinnert in Zeiten der allgegenwärtigen Krisen an einen längst vergangenen Optimismus und liefert ein Gegenmittel gegen Ärger und Frustration. 

Nach releases auf Klik records, Kinky Lounge und  Etage Noir, erscheint sein mittlerweile viertes Album nun auf Klik Records brandneuem Sub-Label Pale Sound. 

 
 

It has been two short years since Cayetano returned to his homeland of Greece where his musicality and artistic expression were revitalized and allowed to reconnect with their roots. It was then, he produced his 2010 throwback album, “Back Home”. All the while, the world became rapidly consumed by uncertainty, economic recession, political strife, and environmental crisis. But as it is said, “necessity is the mother of invention”. Cayetano is back,  undeterred by the oppressive state of world, but rather inspired -- more than ever -- to create : to bring to the world a musical brilliance that is so desperately sought after. His latest album “Once Sometime” brings hope. It reminds of a long lost optimism, obscured by overwhelming doubt and pessimism. Through his music, Cayetano seeks and delivers an antidote to the seemingly ubiquitous anger and the frustration. Cayetano gathered his “dream team” of musicians, his great personal friends who happen to be ambitious minds, to sculpt in unity this wholly optimistic album. The band's ability to make such beautiful music not only in the studio but in numerous venues as well, in spite of the 400 mile distance between them, is a testament to their commitment and soul.  The team lost members, and connected with new members. When the time was finally right, the group managed to blend their unique freshness and optimism to create the album, “Once Sometime”. Full electronic instrumentation was performed in Cayetano ‘s studio in Athens, then the band enhanced, expanded upon, and added clarity to the musical foundation with physical instruments in Thessaloniki. The tracks were then again mixed by Cayetano in Athens. This process was iterated upon until the sound was just perfect. The final mastering couldn't have been achieved without the magic ears of Enrico Mercaldi‘s who has undoubtedly helped launch the project to the stars. “Once Sometime” is read. This sensation that something important has come as a result of these collaborations is felt in all its glory when the premier track from the new album, “Tower Of Power”, plays.  Every aspect of the whole can be found here. Joy, melody, love and life hit home in this heartfelt album which plays to the rhythms of the soul. This flawless blend of electronic sounds and vibrant instrumentation encompasses a vast variety of genres, truly the definition of a freestyle album. Cayetano has no interest in categorizing his music. He breaks genre barriers with his seamless blend of electronic sounds with physical instruments and vocals.  The harmony should not be defined merely by the methods of its creation, but by the musical result as a whole.  “Once Sometime” is Cayetano's  definitive exploration into freestyle, Trip Hop, Jazz, Dub, Breaks, Dubstep, Soul, Soul, Soul, Soul and back. It is flawless from the beginning to the end, without a single tiresome moment. It is addictive, but above all, it is CAREFREE. In a world that is constantly pressing down, this music -- this philosophy -- is needed more than ever.

 

*All music written, arranged and produced by Cayetano.

*Musicians played in the album: Giorgos "Cayetano" Bratanis - piano, rhodes, hammond, synths, bass, guitar, voices, sampling _Georges Perin - vocals, harmonica _Stefanatty - vocals _NEK - vocals _Dj Booker - scratches _Tasos Peltekis - electric and acoustic guitars _John Bellos - bass _Alex Archodis - drums, percussions _Dimitris Tselios - flute, saxophone _Dimitris Dalezis - trumpet

*Lyrics on "Babylon On Fire" written by NEK _Lyrics on "There Is A Sky Now", "Night Without Stars" and "The Circle Of Life" written by Panagiotis Skraparlis.

*Recorded in Athens and Thessaloniki between May 2011 and January 2012. _Sound engineer: Themis Dimitrakopoulos

*Release by: Pale Sound Records | A Division Of Klik Records

 

 

VÖ: 15.September 2012

 

Label / Vertrieb: Pale Sound / WordandSound

 

 

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