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Gerard Presencer - Platypus - Sound -and -Music

25 October 1998
Sound and Music

Voltentieri utilizziamo le parole de Gerard Presencer per de descrivere la sua musica: Quest'album è un tentativo de transcendere la classificazione dogmatica che può essere un ostacolo alla creatività  all'interno della scena musicale del momento. Essendo un musicista versatile, e spaziando dall'avanguardia jazz al rap più spinto vorrei tentare di ignorare le restrizioni del cosi detto jazz o funk per dar vita ad una musica che rifletta i miei personali gusti musicale. Perciò piuttosto che essere un semplice album 'cross-over' io lo condidero, in questa era post moderna un misto di ciò che mi piace.
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