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Joe Morris and Agustí Fernández: Ambrosia

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Characteristic of Riti Records is its minimalism. A recording’s package is more than likely sleek, visually monochromatic, and carries few words. The inference here is that the music is the reason for the package in the first place. And the music is sound, not a material entity.

On Ambrosia, Joe Morris plays guitar and Agustí Fernández, the piano. The two musicians are wedded to a place where very little, if any, resonance is produced, small gesture becomes the focus and progressions and phrasing trump pure melodic content. There are six tracks of varying length. Each is a phase of the total; each has “Ambrosia” as its title.

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