Release: February 2022
Ruben Machtelinckx: guitar, tenor guitar
Arve Henriksen: trumpet
"Le difficile, ce n'est pas de donner, c'est de ne pas tout donner. - Colette"
towards the redwood curtain
strands of black hair
leaves, birds and grapes
variation of shadows
pines of Onoe
Guitar and trumpet. Trumpet and guitar. The pawns on the board are few in number and modest in decoration. Again, Machtelinckx opts for the purely acoustic. Including improvisations that are everything but hermetic, with special guitar tunings and a focus on texture experiments. And including eight vintage Machtelinckx compositions, with singable melodies and strong harmonies.
A short story is a meeting of two gentle musicians from which nothing but quiet music can emerge, so straightforward that it hurts a little. The album is testimony of the very first time they met and the tension that comes with it.
The artwork was made especially for the album by Jockum Nordström.