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ARTIST
TITLE
Con Ritmo
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
NON 026CD NON 026CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/17/2009

Nonplace re-issues Burnt Friedman's classic Con Ritmo, originally released in 2000, now newly-remastered with 4 bonus tracks. The music ventures into digital-age Latin lounge territory (one track features an astonishing Moog solo by Atom Heart, aka Señor Coconut) and the dub-scapes that Burnt Friedman has charted as Nonplace Urban Field. Con Ritmo captures the subtleties and complexities of a Latin-flavored live performance without descending into mere digital imitation. Friedman likes to play with notions of live, sampled and programmed material, but he also uses the capabilities of digital technology to produce edits, breaks and rhythmic matrices that even Tony Williams might think twice about attempting. It eases you into the comfortable notes without ever meandering into smooth or avant-garde territory. The actual album contains track edits, overdubs, new mastering, new design and packaging. Friedman was joined by The Disposable Rhythm Section, while he himself handled keyboard & vibraphone activity alongside Josef Suchy on guitar and Nico "Nuez" Pulsilamo on percussion. This record also features the work of the Humphrey X-34 -- the "bass-bot" that Friedman contrived while working with the Nu Dub Players -- a real-time improvised bass machine. The sound of Con Ritmo is the tinkling of ice cubes in a glass, of gentle breezes, and jazz-robots conglomerating for poolside massages somewhere warm and tropical. Turn down the world and tune in to the Con Ritmo vibration.