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.
released January 4, 2022
Ruben Machtelinckx: guitar, tenor guitar Arve Henriksen: trumpet
Recorded by Stijn Cools at kunstencentrum nona, August 2021 Mixed by Stijn Cools Mastered by Gert Van Hoof at Cochlea
Artwork and copyright by Jockum Nordström Photography by Per-Erik Adamsson Design by Robin Foesters