Tag: Ferran Fages

aJazzNoise’s picks of 2020

Between COVID-19 putting a stop to touring, and Bandcamp Fridays, there’s been a lot of music released in 2020. The following are the albums that settled deepest into my heart, imagination and/or gut this year. In the proverbial no particular order… – Ferran Besalduch“Argonauta”(call it anything records) “…a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained ecosystem…




Phicus – Solid

So, in the spirit of been there, done it, got the t-shirt, I was fortunate enough to see one of Phicus’ early live performances* (maybe even the first – ooh!). And much as I like their recordings to date, it’s this one that best approximates the rush, the energy, the feeling of waves and eddies…




Tàlveg – Arbori

This is exploratory music. Not in the clichéd review sense of three musicians striking out for new territories (oh, those brave, brave musicians!), no. More a case of an audio environment for us, the listeners, to explore. These guys know exactly where they are and what they’re doing – they know the architecture and ambience…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2017…?

The year in music? Hardly. My year in music? Closer (esp. if you ignore all that Bon Scott-era AC/DC I listen to). The 20 new recordings that have had most impact on me in 2017? That’ll do. Wait, 20?! Yes. I could’ve whittled it down to the usual 10 and placed the remainder in a…




Phicus+1 – 13th July at Robadors 23

Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – bass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion + Joachim Badenhorst – saxophone Robadors 23, Barcelona Phicus return to Robadors 23, this time accompanied by Joachim Badenhorst on reeds. Last time, I burbled on about “matching and contrasting tones and textures… layered and discarded in an unstoppable kineticism,” and…




Phicus at Robadors 23 – “Keiji Haino meets AMM”?

Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – bass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion Robadors 23, Barcelona Why “Phicus”? What is a phicus? Just a reference to the plant? Or is the explanation more elaborate? I suppose I’ll have to ask… but in a post-truth society, it’s more fun to guess or fabulate… #phikenews? Well,…




Memoria Uno: The Tesla Session, aka: This is no lullaby

Memoria Uno #9 at Sala Fènix – 29th March ’16 Oriol Roca (drums) Juan R. Berbin (drums) Àlex Reviriego (electric bass) Martín Léiton (electric bass) Hilario Rodeiro (laptop) Marcel Bagés (electric guitar) Ferran Fages (electric guitar) Marcel·li Bayer (bass clarinet) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) El Pricto (alto saxophone, conduction)…




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…