Carioca, the first EP published by Fragment Orchestra, caused the unanimous consensus from AR men and producers such as Gilles Peterson, LTJ Bukem, Basement Jaxx and Amalgamation of Soundz, who all often have words of praise for the 12”.
By now Carioca has permanently entered into many DJ’s playlist. EP SECTION TWO, (out soon) is an extract from the project that will come to light in the new year. Recorded entirely in the NuSound lab in Reggio Emilia, that of the Fragment Orchestra, it’s a sound with fading boarders, free of stylistic ties and bonds, which shows all the respect for jazz from the duo made up of Luca Pernici and Giulio Vetrone.
After Carioca, which was born for the dance floor, Fragment Orchestra proposes a first-rate warm up: the nocturnal Sambita, a track that manages to skilfully blend Brazilian rhythms with Mediterranean atmospheres.
The extreme care for the sounds and recording techniques through which Sambita develops, project the track towards the philosophy of the typical ‘post jazz’ sound which ECM knew how to express in the ‘70s. Back Shop opens up side B and really seems to be in the back of a carioca shop watching children play in the street. Last but not least De Muse is a track of cool, intimist, and spiritual inspiration.
Here the perfect fusion of sound between the rhodes and baritone sax, gets transported from a broken, acidic, and yet elegant groove towards a ‘unique’ atmosphere, suggesting a sort of ‘constituent philosophy’ with no time, place, or obliged means: music that is free, music that is jazz.