GAVIN HARRISON : Nouvel album solo

Gavin Harrison, batteur de Porcupine Tree, est un musicien de haut vol qui travaille actuellement avec la légende du rock prog King Crimson ainsi qu'avec des musiciens aussi réputés qu'Iggy Pop, Lewis Taylor, Manfred Mann et Kevin Ayers. Mais il est actuellement occupé à réaliser son nouvel album solo, intitulé Cheating The Polygraph. Il sortira le 13 avril prochain chez Kscope.

Cheating The Polygraph est un projet ambitieux, où Harrison réinterprète et réimagine huit chansons du répertoire de Porcupine Tree. Il nous explique sa démarche :

“I think every album needs a focus - a master plan - and whilst I thought about writing new tunes for a big band project - I made a version of PT's Futile (with Laurence Cottle) and it came out really well. It felt like a good plan to follow on with some of my personal favourite PT songs and see if we could make them work. I had a vision that the arrangements would never lean towards a clichéd classic big band sound but always follow a modern contemporary angle. So even if you didn't know the original tune you could still enjoy it as a modern composition that would work with this instrumentation. I couldn't be happier with the results. Laurence Cottle's immense talent as a musician and arranger was mind blowing.”

Les huit chansons qui composent l'album ont été enregistrées sur une période de cinq ans, avec l'aide notamment du saxophoniste Nigel Hitchcock, et du bassiste Laurence Cottle. L'album est décrit comme une relecture un peu dans le style de Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention.

“It’s very important to me to push the boundaries of music whilst respecting what came before. In the arrangements of these pieces we really get ‘out there’ with some of the harmonies and rhythms, and we vastly extended the edges of the original compositions.” Harrison also drops little musical depth bombs throughout by interpolating shards of melody and musical themes from other Porcupine Tree songs seamlessly into the musical patina of Cheating The Polygraph, which serve to underscore his frontiersman spirit; this is some of the most enthralling, engaging and challenging music you’ll hear in 2015, but there is also wit and charm in abundance here, too.

On peut en découvrir un premier trailer :

http://youtu.be/NJCPiNby-DY
TRACK LISTING:
  1. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
  2. SOUND OF MUZAK (SO CALLED FRIEND|)
  3. START OF SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
  4. HEART ATTACK IN A LAY-BY (CREATOR HAD A MASTERTAPE / SURFER)
  5. ANAESTHETIZE (THE PILLS I’M TAKING)
  6. HATESONG-HALO
  7. CHEATING THE POLYGRAPH (MOTHER & CHILD DIVIDED)
  8. FUTILE
Source : Replica Records

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