Two bassists from two different continents — Italian Lorenzo Feliciati of the adventurous jazz-rock band Naked Truth and the intensely searching nu jazz group Berserk! and Australian Colin Edwin of the longstanding prog-rock band Porcupine Tree and the heavy-duty, experimental Metallic Taste of Blood as well as Ex-Wise Heads and Burnt Belief — come together to make one potent statement on Twinscapes. With special guest appearances by acclaimed trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, saxophonist David Jackson (of Van der Graaf Generator), Swiss percussionist Andi Pupato (of Andres Vollenweider and Nik Bartsch’s Ronin) and drummer Roberto Gualdi (of the Italian prog-rock band PFM), this bass-dominant project, which was mixed by renowned bassist-producer Bill Laswell, travels from ambient soundscapes to slamming funk workouts and kinetic grooves to cinematic-sounding pieces that defy easy categorization. And there are plenty of virtuosic fireworks along the way by all the principal soloists on this outstanding RareNoise release.
All compositions by Edwin/Feliciati except Alice and Solos (Feliciati) Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS) Twinscapes are: Colin Edwin: Fretless and Fretted Basses, Ebows, Rhythm Programming, SuperEgo. Lorenzo Feliciati: Fretted and Fretless Basses, Keyboards, Guitar, Space Station. Guests: Nils Petter Molvaer -Trumpet on "Transparent" and "Sparse" Andi Pupato - Various Percussion and Metallics on "Breathsketch", "i-Dea", "Solos", "Yūgen" David Jackson - Saxophones on "i-Dea" Roberto Gualdi - Drums on “Shaken’ and “Perfect Tool” Recorded at Yellowfish Studios, UK, with the assistance of Jake Rousham, Nightspace, UK. Drums on "Shaken" and " Perfect Tool" recorded by Alessandro Marcantoni @ Metropolis studio Milano,Italy. Produced by Twinscapes Post-production - Colin Edwin. Mix Translation by Bill Laswell, Orange Studios, West Orange, NJ, USA Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at Turtletone Studios, NYC Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords: Giacomo Bruzzo Cover image photograph by Colin Edwin Design by Stefano Fratus