Nowruz is João Lobo's first solo record.
It's drums only.
It's now avalaible in LP, CD and digital.
Nowruz refers to the Iranian New Year that happens every year on march 21st. It is a Persian compound word that we can literaly translate "new day".
We are very very very excited to share with you The Gambrel, the first extract from The Byre, the forthcoming album by Norberto Lobo and Eric Chenaux. Yes, you are reading it right, these two fantastic guitar players recorded an album together in september 2015, during a five-day residency at Le Bourg (Lausanne, Switzerland).
The Byre will be available on march 24th on LP and digital.
Babkou is the first extract from 'Nowruz', the very first solo album by João Lobo.
JOÃO LOBO - NOWRUZ
AVAILABLE MARCH 3rd 2017
PRE ORDERS NOW OPEN
Nowruz refers to the Iranian New Year that happens every year on march 21st. It is a Persian compound word that we can literaly translate "new day". For João Lobo, Nowruz could mean new start. It is his very first solo record after more than 40 albums as sideman or co-leader. The idea of doing a solo record has been growing up in his mind for over 10 years, before he started to play solo shows.
João Lobo solo project explores many of the countless sound possibilities of a drumset. The departure point is simple ideas developed in improvisations in the form of songs, using only unamplified acoustic elements without any edits or overdubs. The name of the songs are very personal and some of them pay homages to people he admires. For example ‘Babkou’ is the Gnawa name that Maalem Hassan Zoghari gave him. ‘Tom’ and ‘Zé’ are an obvious tribute to Tom Zé that influenced him for the song format and ‘Oren’ refers to Oren Ambarchi for his genius in the sound processing.
We are very thrilled to announce the release of Mike Wexler's new album, Syntropy.
We already knew Mike Wexler since his contribution on Err on the Godd Side compilation, the second release on three:four's catalog. His previous album, Dispossession (Mexican Summer, 2012) have been a total blast. Working with him on this beautiful new album have been a huge pleasure and honour. There is so much to learn from him and his deeply-moving music. We hope you will enjoy Syntropy as much as we do.
Many thanks to Mike Wexler but also to Fana Feng, Darryl Norsen and Maxime Guitton for their essential contribution.