JULIUS GABRIEL SOLO
DREAM DREAM BEAM BEAM
The Music of Julius Gabriel is driven by the idea of sound as a universal, transformative and uplifting power. In Dream Dream Beam Beam, his debut solo album, the German saxophonist organizes his idiosyncratic musical influences in order to create a flowing mantra of walls of sound, circulated patterns, overtone cascades, screaming feedbacks, psychedelic tunes and ferocious saxophone calls. The seven pieces are based on the exploration of the saxophone as an electrified instrument being triggered by electronics and boosted by amplifiers. Like a flight with the wind into the universe, raving through a jungle of mirrors and ending up in the chasm of the aether.
A música de Julius Gabriel é, na sua apenas aparente abstracção, assombrada pelas vidas anteriores de saxofonistas cuja música atravessou o tempo como uma ventania inaudita de som. Em “Dream Dream Beam Beam”, o seu primeiro álbum a solo, o saxofonista alemão organiza as suas idiossincráticas influências musicas por forma a criar um mantra fluido de padrões circulares, overtones e erupções de free jazz, que pode ser compreendido como a síntese possível de uma longa tradição jazzística intersectada por imaginativas intrusões de drones e noise. As composições improvisadas de Julius Gabriel soam como excêntricas partículas de pó dançando numa luz crepuscular e em câmara lenta até ao fim dos tempos, propondo àqueles que o ouvirem um requiem pela vida eterna.
Echonomy Split Series #1
Julius Gabriel - Live At Black Box
Tenor Saxophone / Electronics
Benjamin Whitehill - The Month Of January
Electronics (mixer feedback) / Percussion (mainly saucepan) / Field Recordings
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The Collected Saxophone Etudes are a compilation of solo improvisations I recorded in the past seven years. They reach from recordings in a foyer in 2011 to the most recent ones from my living room in 2017.
Julius Gabriel - soprano, tenor & baritone saxophone
My Intergalactic Spaceship called MIGSS is an vehicle, which I built myself to lift me up to the sonorous world of the cosmos. Travelling into the cosmos is from big importance to experience joy. Streams of sound to trip through a dark abyss to the ultimate center of the cosmos.
Julius Gabriel - electronics
Raum Ist Der Ort is a compilation of recordings from 2015 and 2016, a period in which I dug deeper into researching the entanglement of the saxophone with effect pedals, electronics and amplifiers.
Julius Gabriel - saxophone / FX