Adduce is, to begin with, the lucky merging of Danish's Lars Graugaard (a.k.a. Lars form Mars) and Chilean's Juan Cristóbal Saavedra (a.k.a. Equipo) sound realms, each carrying their own background, but generating together a site filled with ups-and-downs, microcosmos coming and going, loosely, gracefully. It is precisely the route they offer in their 5-track album Add, where they generate the best conditions for its growth - id est, this music sets up a soil out of its own sounds, harmonies, rhythms, and gestures - most of the times form most of the times resembling the deepest ocean ("Rip Curl", "Heave and Yank").
This idiosyncratic sound, this sort of underwater aesthetics, produces a counterpoint, a struggle bewteen dark and light ("Lacerated But Some Great Yonder»), adding up to a fresh, catchy work in the midst of this worn-out, plain-by-computer-resources-and-possibilities electronic music scene, which, we forget, are no more than mere courses of action. Adduce's unprejudiced sound, coming from yesterday and today timbres, rare textures, and a primal/complex balance, paradoxically ending up into forms and structures constructed carefully, with remarkable simplicity. It is this good management in time which takes the listener into a pleasant, almost invisible trip, just like the tribal chanting of an underwater civilization.
Juan Pablo Abalo
Santiago, May. 2010
Lars Graugaard (Denmark) and Juan Cristóbal Saavedra (Chile/Spain) met in Barcelona in 2008, and they soon began performing
together after a couple of informal jam sessions. Work on the album - entitled "ADD" [pn057] - started in september 2009. In november 2013 Adduce released his second album "ADD+" [pn085] under Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel ....more