"With the release of Natural Information in 2010, Joshua Abrams entered into a new phase of his creative life, making music with a deep involving groove that communicates the pulsating energies of the human body and the incessant kaleidoscopic interplay of sensory perceptions. Once again Abrams gives a key role to the guimbri, a North African bass lute, which he had started to play during the late '90s following a trip to Morocco. Its sound when plucked is percussive, emphatic from moment to moment, yet also bouncy and rhythmically propulsive, as if naturally springing forward. As the title Represencing suggests, this is uplifting music with a serious mission -- to express that ongoing present and to give voice to our presence, here and now, within time's continuous flow. Once again, a fine selection of sympathetic friends help Abrams to craft this antidote to the current century's compulsion to accelerate and its ever-diminishing attention span. They include saxophonist David Boykin, drummer Chad Taylor, and guitarists Jeff Parker and Emmett Kelly. Lisa Alvarado plays harmonium on two tracks. By 2012 this fascinating music was taking on a group identity, performed by Abrams with the Natural Information Society. Reminiscent in passing of a variety of other musics -- of tightly poised jazz, motoric rock and minimalism plus echoes from other cultural traditions -- Represencing remains nonetheless a singular statement by an artist rapidly finding his own distinctive voice." - Aguirre Records
- 2012 studio album from avantgarde jazz bassist, composer + producer Joshua Abrams
- 180g black vinyl pressing
- newly remastered at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin
- music label: Aguirre Records 2021
- also available: Joshua Abrams: Natural Information Vinyl LP
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