Unsound (2016)

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My official debut album “Unsound” has been released worldwide on 9th January ’16 on Fluttery Records.

“Unsound” is the result of a long and intense personal journey that started under the simple premise of pushing my own boundaries. At the risk of coming up with a collection of unbearable noise and chaos, I decided to explore different styles and techniques that were completely unfamiliar to me. Leaving my guitar on the side for a start, I found myself recovering my past love for playing piano, writing scores for strings, fiddling with modular synthesisers and loads of analogue outboard or composing music over random field recordings. I was driven by this desire to make some beautiful compositions that could also be sonically exciting.

Very slowly all this chaos started to take shape and became the 11-track album that is about to see the light of day. Post-classical, ambient, avant-garde… Whatever. I like to describe it as classical music made with a strong experimental approach. More importantly, it’s a sonic diary; a very personal collection of experiences and emotions driven by that unique feeling of discovering new parts of yourself and new ways of making music.

The artwork has been designed by the gifted hands of Brazilian artist Marcel Lisboa.

“Unsound” has been mastered by Yiannis Christodoulatos at Sweet Spot Studios in Athens, Greece.

You can stream and purchase the album on CD or digital here: http://www.flutteryrecords.com/flttry096

 

Reviews

  •  “By juxtaposing structured composition and liberal experimentation, Muela holds the listener at rapt attention as he presents a veritable menagerie of tangential ideas, sounds, and motifs interlaced with elegant and effusive passages that deliver direct emotional impact.” – Stationary Travels
  •  “While Muela’s interests vary, the mood palette he creates spans a comfortable space along a whole spectrum of emotionality and doesn’t become overwhelming” –  Independent Clauses
  •  “Fans of Johann Johannson will find much to enjoy here” – EvilSponge
  •  “(…) It often resonates deeply like Max Richter‘s work. Like its cover art the album is classical but with wash of distracting beauty over it”. – Unrecorded
  •  “(…) il classicismo e la modernità trovano accordo e corrispondenza in un perfetto amalgama che varia notevolmente nell’arco dei 44 minuti, ma che ha come comun denominatore la delicatezza e la raffinatezza”. Rosa Selvaggia
  •  “(…) Nell’eterogeneità di “Unsound” si percepisce così la lucidità dell’approccio “modern classical” dell’artista spagnolo, che a prescindere dai mezzi impiegato trova denominatori comuni nell’ampiezza di respiro armonico e negli spiccati caratteri emozionali delle sue composizioni”. – Music Won’t Save You
  • “Beau, étrange et non conventionnel à la fois” – Prog-résiste (Belgian printed magazine)
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