Boomkat Product Review:
Healing Force Project’s Gravitational Lensing is one of the rudest yet sophisticated examples of modern jazz-fusion we’ve heard in ages.
In this guise, Italy’s Antonio Marini is responsible for a string of celebrated releases spread across Berceuse Heroique, Nous, and Bedouin Records, a.o., and now commits his finest yet to Edinburgh’s Firecracker Recordings.
Gravitational Lensing is a fluidly immersive suite of polymetric time signatures knitted with bubbling electro-acoustic abstraction and drones to sound like some parallel dimension mirror of electric-era Miles Davis, 23 Skidoo’s worldly jazz-funk and the kind of psychedelic atmospheres practised by Gruppo d’Improvvisazione.
It’s what Squarepusher could have sounded like if he hadn’t spiralled into fretless frappery; instead working a tuff but super loose funk from dry, cracking drum machines and sparring breakbeats knitted with eyes-shut chord progressions and a seemingly mystic sampler that spits pure magick vibes.
For the dancers, astro-jazz-nauts and DJs, this is a bit of a no brainer. Highly recommended!