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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
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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)

OUT TODAY: Delphine Dora - Eudaimon

We are very happy to release Delphine Dora's new album Eudaimon.
It's available on LP and digitally.
You can buy a copy on our bandcamp or directly through our distibutions partners: The Business for the USA and a-musik for Germany.



This multiplicity of voices, coupled with her refusal to position herself as a singing proxy for the poet, is key to the success of Dora’s bold and potentially alienating interpretive vision. By stepping outside of this tradition, she opens up the highly personal symbolic realms of Raine’s words to more universal readings. And it seems to be an approach Raine would have understood: in Who Are We, where each consciousness is a leaf on the tree of life, music heard a thousand summers ago travels “through me and on, like a wave/Of sound, a gleam/ Irrecapturable”.
The Wire magazine, april 2018

This is a sparse beauty. Eudaimon explores the magic and mysticism of Kathleen Raine‘s poetry in multi-tracked voice and unadorned piano. Delphine Dora‘s borrowed words melt in a melancholic sweetness, floating out on a mandolin of needled ivory. (...) A voice imbued with a magic that fireflies, flutters with forgotten faces, burns with an untutored uniqueness.
Freq, march 2018 (2018-03-15)

Preorder Delphine Dora's new abum 'Eudaimon'

Pre-order "Eudaimon", Delphine Dora's new album here:
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'Eudaimon' is available on LP and digital format.
(2018-02-28)

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