Released on CD in Brazil only.
Available for limited distribution/sale via MoonJune Records' mail-order.
Limited amount of promotional CDs available. Digital download is the preferred way of sending promos.
Bartók in Rock, as the name suggests, is a set of Béla Bartók compositions freely adapted by the band to their particular rock language, full of intense improvisations.
The album features also a collaboration from David Cross, former violin player from King Crimson on track 1 "Mikrokosmos 113".
"There is much talk these days, mostly for political reasons, about the purity and impurity of the human race, the usual implication being that purity of race should be preserved, even by means of prohibitive laws.
Contact with foreign material not only results in an exchange of melodies, but-and this is still more important-it gives an impulse to the development of new styles.
It is obvious that if there remains any hope for the survival of folk music in the near or distant future...an artificial erection of Chinese walls to separate peoples from each other bodes no good for its development. A complete separation from foreign influences means stagnation: well assimilated foreign impulses offer possibilities of enrichment."
We all were raised in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, where people, migrated from all over the world, live together exchanging many cultural and life experiences. We also grew up listening to great American and European rock bands such as King Crimson, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Santana, Frank Zappa, Black Sabbath, Mahavishnu Orchestra and many others.
With all this cultural background, and also with influences from folk eastern music, the band constructed their original and peculiar sound based on the ideal of cultural and ethnic integration, on the concept that the world, as seen from the space, has no frontiers and any language is completely understandable if translated to music.
released May 25, 2017
Nelson Coelho - Guitar
Gabriel Costa - Bass
Fred Barley - Drums