Tag: Absenta del Raval

Basement Soundscapes at Absenta del Raval – 25th May ’16

Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) Pablo Schvarzman (effects, electronics) In the Absenta del Raval basement room, Schvarzman’s lurching electronic rhythmic distortions seem to push Chant into more melodic (albeit fragmented) territory than usual. The fragments repeat in layers, slowly accreting until a coherent density emerges. Sometimes eerie, sometimes harsh, never sweet but definitely an…




The Anisotropic Peturbations at Absenta del Raval – 28th Mar ’15

Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxes) Ferran Fages (guitar) Ivo Sans (drums) Let’s face it, it’s a good name: The Anisotropic Perturbations. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (is there any other?), “anisotropic” means, having a physical property which has a different value when measured in different directions. Hmmm… “perturbation” means anxiety or mental uneasiness…