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Non esiste coerenza nel sound-design di Lisle Ellis. "Sucker Punch Requiem" pressa in un format varie estetiche dell'emisfero nu-contemporanea: fermezze avant-jazz, assennati sballottamenti elettro-beat, loop molestati dai fiati e da vocalizzi oltremodo destrutturati (di routine per signorine-nichiliste quali Pamela Z), …

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La ricerca dell´espressione artistica nel contrabbassista Lisle Ellis (su questo CD anche agli effetti elettronici)) è passata di recente attraverso la pittura, ed è così che spunta fuoti un omaggio, musicale, beninteso, a Jean-Michel Basquiat, artista figurativo travolto dalle droghe …

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Boasting fluid ensemble interplay, dramatic stylistic shifts and rich harmonic writing, Sucker Punch Requiem blends forward thinking experimentation with old school craft, resulting in one of Ellis' most accessible and rewarding albums.

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'Sucker Punch Requiem' is a most fascinating work. . . . Each piece is like a painting with attention to each detail on the canvas . . . 'Sucker Punch Requiem' is a wonderful endeavor overall and not very "out." This might come as a surprise to some who expect more outside sounds from Lisle based on his previous recordings. Forget those expectations and enjoy this special gift.

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And then, during a full listening, I realised that there were two aspects to the album. A smaller part is the constructed stream, from the opening it appears in a number of 'interludes' - shorter pieces which are titled Perishable fig. 1a to 3. These create interesting contrasts to the longer parts, and carry the themes of the opening.

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You put it on out of curiosity, and what you get is a different musical world than the one you know . . . Ellis manages to create his own musical world here, based on the example of - and in homage to - graffitti poet and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. . . . And the musicianship is truly great . . .

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His sensitivity to the visual, as well as musical, realms makes him ideally suited to salute Basquiat's graffiti-inspired paintings. His music on this album dances between - and around - form and abstraction, tradition and confrontation, clarity and distortion.

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Despite Basquiat's frequent references to jazz, bassist/composer/painter Lisle Ellis is the first in the jazz world to create an album-length homage to the painter's life and work...The point of the project is as a springboard, something to be revisited time and again as Ellis solidifies the relationship between the painter's immense oeuvre and his own work.

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