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Monday, May 12 2014 | 00:31
Image: 1587831 Agogo present the new album Invocation from Gabriele Poso. His third solo album entirely produced, performed, arranged without the help of his long time backing band.

„Invocation is an artistic need, is a fresh new chapter in the evolution of my music. In this album I tried to abandoned fears and expectations because, even if we don’t realise it, they can badly affect our creativity and the purity of our compositions. Free from these limitations, the music can flow without filters, barriers or preconceptions and, most importantly, is not limited by market diktats. It’s music just for the music. Invocation is my third solo album, entirely produced, composed, performed, arranged, and sung by myself. For the first time I decided to play and record all instruments, without the support from the band that has accompanied me on my journey so far, to expresses completely and deeply my musical vision.
Every and each instrument was played like a mantra, a willful sound that allows to connect with our innermost soul, a secret door to discover our hidden self. The whole album has been recording between my home town Lecce in the south of Italy during august and september 2012 and in Berlin during october and december of the same year. Of course the German capital has deeply influenced my writing and appoaching to the new project. In Berlin the people are much more free to express themself, this energy was exactly what my record needed. Personal words from Gabriele Poso about „Invocation“ During the recording session of this album I was reading a book , “The Daily Practice Of Painting” by Gerhard Richter, a personal present from a special friend. In that particular moment of my life, this book gave me a real explanation of my musical vision, deeply inspired my creativity and helped me to focus on going deep into myself. In this book I found a phrase, or should I say, a phrase found me, that really represents the essence of this album with all my feeling, all my emotions and all my fears in my ongoing journey:

- “To believe, one must have lost God, to paint, one must have lost art.” Gerhard Richter
"And I have lost music.“ Gabriele Poso

Gabriele Poso was born on the 22nd of October 1978 in Sardinia, in the heart of the Mediterranean, but grew up in Lecce, the capital of Salento. Early in his childhood, he established a deep connection with music, and felt that he was truly born when he discovered his family's vinyl collection comprised of the best jazz, soul and Afro-Latin music. With the passage of time, Poso has dedicated himself to the study of various instruments, paying particular attention to the guitar, an instrument he uses to give life to his best compositions. His later musical explorations led him into the fascinating world of percussion, that would become for him, a real reason to live. In 1998, he began to study Afro-Cuban percussion at “Timba” School Of Music in Rome under the guidance
of the most important representative of Afro-Cuban culture in Italy, Roberto “Mamey" Evangelista. In 2001, he moved to S. Juan, Porto Rico to deepen his musical knowledge at “Universitad Interamenricana De Puerto Rico” and attended masterclasses at “Escuela National De Arte” in Havana Cuba. Seven years later, Poso released his first solo album entitled "From The Genuine World", produced for the famous American label, Yoruba Records. With this release, he began performing live and spreading his musical vision around Europe and the world. In June 2012, he released his second solo album called “Roots Of Soul” with the German Label INFRACom!. The project boasts the participation of several influential international featured artists, including Osunlade and Nailah Porter, and has been highly appreciated by international music critics. It has received many positive reviews, and has earned several awards, including Best Jazz Independent Production 2012. After a period spent in Berlin, Poso has recently completed his third solo album entitled "Invocation", a work entirely produced, composed, performed, arranged, and sung by the artist himself. In this album, he completely and profoundly expresses his musical vision, allowing him to create without any borders, expectations, or fears. Invocation is a deep and ancestral journey, a secret door to discover the hidden side of yourself.

Tracklisting CD:
01. Invocation 000
02. Invocation 001
03. Invocation 002
04. Invocation 003
05. Invocation 004
06. Invocation 005
07. Invocation 006
08. Invocation 007
09. Invocation 008
10. Invocation 009
11. Invocation 010
12. Invocation 011

Video EPK:

Video “Invocation 001”
vimeo: Available from 02.05.2014
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