Tag: Vasco Trilla

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…




Memoria Uno at L’Automàtica – 12th March 2018

Ramon Prats – drums Oriol Roca – drums Juan Berbín – drums & objects Vasco Trilla – drums & objects Núria Andorrà – percussion & objects Ramon López – drums Iván González – conduction L’Automàtica, Barcelona Ah, Memoria Uno! A conduction project capable of endless reinvention – each performance a different line up, each performance…




Völga – Völga

Fernando Carrasco – acoustic and electric guitars, effects and objects Àlex Reviriego – double bass and prepared double bass Iván González – trumpet Vasco Trilla – percussion Valdái Samara Kalmukya Astrakhan (47.28) Multikulti Project Spontaneous Music Tribune series MPSMT001 Four Barcelona-based improvisers, all featured previously on aJN, and this is their… what to call it?……




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…




Memoria Uno at Sinestesia – 4th July 2017

Agustí Fernández – piano Ramon Prats – drums Vasco Trilla – drums Àlex Reviriego – bass Ferran Besalduch – bass & sopranino saxophones Don Malfon – alto saxophone Sònia Sánchez – dance Iván González – conduction (& trumpet) This particular Memoria Uno performance was originally intended to be a launch performance for the new album…




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,…