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Special three:four edition on The Wire's listening program!

It's a great pleasure to discover that Derek Wasmley, The Wire's music editor did a special edition of his radio show dedicated to three:four.



More information here.

Complete tracklist:
La Tčne - “Tardive”
From Tardive/Issime

Razen - “Ray Of Halflight Prayer”
From The Xvoto Reels

Razen - “Dunes Spell Runes On The Edge Of Town”
From The Xvoto Reels

Anahita - “Catharus”
From Tourmaline

Le Fruit Vert - “Jour Nuit Jour”
From Paon Perdu

Delphine Dora - “Honesty”
From Eudaimon

Eloďse Decazes & Eric Chenaux - “Dedans La Ville De Plaisantement”
From La Bride

Norberto Lobo - “Figueira”
From Muxama

Amuleto- “Der Turm”
From Misztériumok

Joăo Lobo - “Bahííía”
From Nowruz

Norberto Lobo - “Figueira”
From Estrela

Anahita - “Nascent Wings”
From Tourmaline

Anahita - “A Tapestry To Weave”
From Tourmaline (2018-08-09)

now available: Norberto Lobo - Estrela

It's a great pleasure to release the third chapeter of Norberto Lobo's trilogy on three:four records.

If it is easily identifiable by the black and white photography by António Júlio Duarte on the front cover, the music brings some newness: for the first time under his own name, Norberto Lobo is playing with a trio composed of Yaw Tembe (trumpet), Ricardo Jacinto (cello) and Marco Franco (drums).

For many months, he had been playing with Ricardo Jacinto, Marco Franco and Yaw Tembe - first in different duos, later in trios, and finally in the final formation in quartet - to create new arrangements for Lobo’s compositions. Meticulously, Norberto Lobo has been establishing a very strong relationship between his guitar and the cello, trumpet and drums, forging a collaborationist ensemble that amplified the magic of the music we used to know from his solo performances. The arrangements make some Lobo’s influences like Tom Zé, Moacir Santos, Noel Rosa or 50’s jazz more obvious. But paradoxically, Estrela sounds like his most personal record to date. According to Lobo, a dream comes true; for us it only begins.



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(2018-04-28)

Pre-order: Norberto Lobo - Estrela

Pre-order LP, CD or digital version on Bandcamp

Estrela is the third chapter of Norberto Lobo’s solo records on three:four. If it is easily identifiable by the black and white photography by António Júlio Duarte on the front cover, the music brings some newness: for the first time under his own name, Norberto Lobo is playing with a trio composed of Yaw Tembe (trumpet), Ricardo Jacinto (cello) and Marco Franco (drums). Paradoxically, it's accompanied by these experimented musicians that Estrela sounds like his most personal record to date.

Lobo's unique approach of composition claim some influences (Tom Zé, Moacir Santos, 50’s jazz) in a more assured way. Once again a result of his rich inner world, his puissant curiosity for life and people – fellow musicians, his peers, and audiences, other countries, languages and cultures – and a particular aesthetic disquietude to the musical language that he has been blessing us with his six strings.

(2018-03-27)

Pre-order: Amuleto - Misztériumok

"Misztériumok" the new album by italian duo Amuleto is available for pre-order
Bandcamp

You can already listen to the track "Urlicht" with an exclusive streaming on the swiss magazine zweikommasieben

Misztériumok is the third full-length record - their first on three:four - of Italian duo Amuleto, composed of Francesco Dillon and his cousin and three:four’s artist Riccardo Wanke. Following the route of previous releases this new album emerges as the fusion of composed and improvised forms and moves between contemporary and electronic music mixing acoustic, electronic and real world sounds. The music takes shapes from a progressive disclosure of sonic material that gradually manifests its nature: at times aggressive and distorted, other times ephemeral and intimate. Cello, electronics, field recordings and a large variety acoustic timbre merge into a unique sound. More intensively than before, Amuleto in these five pieces condenses their aesthetic within intense evolutions, concrete attacks and tight musical constructions.
This work takes inspiration from a series of old photos (as negative silver bromide glass plates) found in the 'Feira da Ladra' flea market in Lisbon. They depict scenes of middle-European family life at the start of the 20th century mixing what seems an ephemeral serenity with an imminent sense of crisis and loss. (2018-03-22)

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