KABLAM has released a track inspired by Jordi Savall’s Priére I & III. To save you the trouble, here:

“Jordi Savall i Bernadet (Catalan: [ˈʒɔrði səˈβaʎ i βərnəˈðɛt]; born August 1,1941) is a Spanish viol player, conductor and composer from Catalonia. He has been one of the major figures in the field of Western early music since the 1970s, largely responsible for bringing instruments of the viol family (most notably the viola da gamba) back to life on the stage. His characteristic repertory emphasizes medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, although he has occasionally ventured into the Classical and even the Romantic periods.”

EVEN the Romantic periods. Some “Original Clubs” gestated in the liminal spaces between indoor/outdoor architectures: there was the concert hall and the functional hunting flute. Both required rules, purpose; you were either inside that serious place, or outside getting the job done. Yet, there were also hallways, getaway alleys, where “chamber” music loosened it’s belt to fulfill leisurely fantasy — the romance market, the party palace — where freedom could reign. Renaissance folks went into the alley and smoked and jammed the fuck out on the ol’ viol. KABLAM is getting into that kind of club; the club can be a romantic, spontaneous zone where masks are necessary in order to avoid any interpersonal confusion.

PRIERE is pure romance. Rather than submerge us into a high definition bunker of industry, a glass house filled with palm foliage, or a tech-ed out wire hut — KABLAM is taking us into a sweet Catalan alley, where Pyrenean peaks loom in the distance. A new two-step is being invented by a fool and a beggar, smoke rises from a conversation; an evening dance beings to unfold, as the candles are lit and the first blushes of the night start begin to splotch.

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