Recorded in Bryce Dessner`s studio (The National, Clogs) during 2010`s Winter, the first LP of Pedro Soler and Gaspar Claus was permeated by the spirit of Brooklyn. From these sessions even came out a track entitled “Encuentro en Brooklyn” featuring Sufjan Stevens and his harmonium. This stringed family dialogue between Pedro Soler, great flamenca guitar expert and Gaspar Claus, cellist and fascinated by improvised music will be performed for the first time Live in the USA.
The duo will opened the evening of 30th March for a trio formed by Bryce Dessner, Sufjan Stevens and Nico Mulhi at Cincinnati´s “Festival Now”. 18th April, they will play a second time at Greenwich village`s “Le Poisson Rouge”, while Gaspar will curate his own evening “Little Field” in Brooklyn 30th April.
PREVIEW : “Encuentro en Brooklyn” feat. Sufjan Stevens & Bryce Dessner
30/03 - Cincinnati - Festival Now
18/04 - NYC - Poisson Rouge
20/04 - NYC - Little Field - Gaspar Claus & Friends
Praises on “Barlande”
“It's music that's at once quiet and intense. It's remarkable.” NPR
“Deux univers distincts dont la rencontre dévoile un paysage musical inouï, guidé par une recherche de l’épure et de la matière des sons.” Les Inrockuptibles
“Ce feu flamenco livre des couleurs inédites.” Telerama Sortir
“Une habile métamorphose de genre et de style“ Mondomix
“ As well as merging the traditional and the modern, the work as a whole is imbued with that rarest of qualities – true musicianship and emotional warmth. – Recommended” Fluid Radio
“Barlande is an extraordinary record on many levels” Milk Factory