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Artist: Fugu Quintet
Label: Fugu Quintet
Release Date: 16 April 2021

Fugu Quintet self release their new album, Interweavement. It's an LP about the human spirit and its strive for creativity. There are several theories of the Origin of the Universe. According to one of them, our world is just a simulation created by an advanced civilization. Our creators have a strong rational mind, but a creative mind does not work so well, so humanity was invented to be creative. The creators look at us through the glass. In all countries and eras with cultural stagnation, major cataclysms invariably began, bringing desolation and death. Modern humanity lives in the paradigm of endless cultural self-copying, not trying to create something new, walking the beaten path. Creative channels became filled with identical content, and we already feel the wrath of the creators. This album is "the creators" (the members of Fugu Quintet) attempt to demonstrate that human creativity has not been exhausted yet...

I really enjoyed what Fugu Quintet conjured up on their new LP, Interweavement. This is a solid modern jazz album with a lot of depth. The six tracks (36 min, 16 sec) come together to create something that feels much more than the sum of its parts.

It's a laid back jazz affair one moment, and the soundtrack to a modern film noir the next. Tracks like 'Krakatoa' drag you in with their dreamy, hauntingly beautiful themes.

A sumptuous, rich work of art that feels timeless. This is an album you'll return to time and time again for many years to come.


Nick Smithson

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