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Nuno, Jorge: Labirinto (Phonogram Unit)

After recovering from heart surgery, Portuguese guitarist Jorge Nuno (Ensemble MIOA, Isoptope, Voltaic Trio, &c) records this solo improv album to show his resilience, performed primarily on acoustic guitar in a balanced journey of assertive and introspective playing, accompanied by an insert of a text work by Rui Baião.
 

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Includes a foldout insert with text by Rui Baião, "Turn Off & On Again", in English and Portuguese)

Label: Phonogram Unit
Catalog ID: PU21CD
Squidco Product Code: 34570

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2024
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Namouche Studios, in Lisboa, Portugal, on November 30th, 2023, by Joaquim Monte.

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"On October 4, 2022, Jorge Nuno had a stroke and underwent surgery on February 4, 2023, to close a small hole in his heart. A year later, he presents Labirinto, an audacious music album that is a reflection of his journey and a testament to his resilience.

This album, primarily featuring solo acoustic guitar, showcases Jorge Nuno's endeavor to expand his musical language into new territories. Recorded at Namouche Studios in Lisbon and meticulously mixed and mastered by Rodrigo Pinheiro, Labirinto is an avant-garde exploration that pushes the boundaries of free improvisation.

Enriched by Rui Baião's introspective prose and adorned with Nuno Martins' mesmerizing artwork, the album represents Jorge Nuno's effort to embrace and express the spontaneity of creative freedom through his instrument.

Labirinto invites listeners on a captivating sonic odyssey that explores uncharted territories of musical expression, symbolizing either an end or the beginning of something new in Jorge Nuno's life. He is grateful to Joaquim Monte, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Nuno Martins, and Rui Baiao for their dedication to this work that also belongs to them, and for being a part of his musical life."-Phonogram Unit


Includes a foldout insert with text by Rui Baião, "Turn Off & On Again", in English and Portuguese)

Artist Biographies

"Jorge Nuno (Guitar): Born in Lisbon (Portugal)in 1971, musician in publishing activity since 1996, having belonged to projects like Riddle (edited 2 LPs), participating in two soundtracks Portuguese films (Nightmare Pink, Pulsacão Zero), Lisamona (1 Lp and Ep) with Rodrigo Leão, and Stereo Alligator (1 Lp). Currently developing the Signs of the Silhouette project,has played with musicians such as Mauricio Takara, Hernani Faustino, Tiago Sousa, Helena Espvall, João Paulo Entrezede, Marcio Gibson, Rodrigo Gobbet, Frank Rosaly etc...

2016 2 new LP `S one with Signs of the Silhouette and an album with the Brasilian drummer Marcio Gibson both on Bambalam Records(France Label)."

-The Firehouse Space (http://thefirehousespace.org/event/jorge-nuno-solo-guitar/)
5/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Sombras 4:24

2. Cerebro 7:44

3. Respirar 6:42

4. Esfera 6:57

5. Labirinto 4:50

6. Apneia 6:09

7. Solidao 5:02

8. O Fim 4:08

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