The international trio lauroshilau, exponents of the creative European underground scene, offer an extremely original musical vision, using both the pure research of contemporary music and the new languages of electro- acoustic improvisation.
With their long experience, from experimental music to jazz, they build minimal soundscapes, exploring the cracks and sparkles in space and time.
Free improvisation can take many forms, adopt diverse strategies, follow different paths. It is a music that encompasses literally every kind of creative expression. In the case of Pak Yan Lau, Audrey Lauro and Yuko Oshima — three of today's most gifted improvisers — there's no clear preference for a particular language, no strict adherence to established musical forms.
Listening to the music of lauroshilau is participating in the creation of a new sonic world, that unfolds before our ears with surprising ease and a strong, yet mysterious logic. Minimal electroacoustic soundscapes slowly morph into free form bursts of energy, only to fall back to enigmatic passages that negotiate silence and sound. A dense dialogue made of carefully calibrated musical gestures that focus on timbre and pure sound, while keeping the tension high thanks to a solid structural arch that has a riveting, almost cinematic narrative dimension.
Of all the possible variants of free improvisation, this live recording represents maybe the most fascinating: where the musicians share an uncanny mutual understanding, where the attentiveness of the audience feeds the energy on stage, where every sound seems inevitable. Where the music, simply, happens.
"The live setting, as well as the profound, mutual understanding of Lauro, Yan Lau and Oshima, promises that every sound seems inevitable and beautifully strange, and all these sounds accumulate into fascinating labyrinthine textures." Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts (07/03/2021)
"Pure schoonheid !" Cees van de Ven, Draai om je Oren (05/03/2021)
Audrey Lauro: Mrs Okkido, Marc Ribot, Veryan Weston, Peter Evans, Carlos Zingaro, ...
Pak Yan Lau: Bakunawa, Going, Duo Pour 454 Chordes, Darin Gray, Mette Rasmussen, Chris Corsano, Akira Sakata, ... Yuko Oshima: Hiyoméki, Bishinkodo, Gakusei Jikken Shitsu, Eve Risser, Hamid Drake, ...
released April 4, 2021
Audrey Lauro - alto saxophone and preparations
Pak Yan Lau - toy pianos, synthesizer and electronics
Yuko Oshima - drums
Recorded live at Centro d'Arte Padova, 30th of November 2018
Engineer: Josè Dicati (JD Service)
Mastering: Giovanni Di Domenico, May 2020
Photograph of Cover: Audrey Lauro
Lay-out: Poppy Verstraete
Executive Producer : Rogé for el NEGOCITO Records
With the kind support of the Centro d'Arte Padova, Italy.