Pietro Amato + Jessie Stein (of The Luyas)
AFTER LANGUAGE (LP release)
Sunday, April 15, 4pm
The Record Centre
PWYC / Free
Pietro Amato and Jessie Stein, long-time collaborators and members of The Luyas present After Language: an expansive album of improvised music.
The album was made essentially by accident after a studio-mate was loaned a piano for the Luyas’ rehearsal space. “We weren’t even trying to make a record”, says Amato of the sessions, “we just got excited about having a piano in our space and started recording. It’s basically our subconscious coming out in audio form. We really didn’t actually set out to make anything specific.”
The improvisations sit in the general tradition of ambient music but retain important aspects of melodic structure. The piano and organs move from serene patience to frenetic blistering moments. After Language is a flow of two 20 minute-long tracks, drenched with weltschmerz recorded live off the floor in Montréal, with minimal edits. The album was mixed by Sandro Perri.