MAU is the new project led by bass player Miguel Ângelo.
MAU members are:
Miguel Ângelo - Double bass and composition
Miguel Moreira - Guitars
Mario Costa - Drums
Utopia, the island idealized by Thomas More, where social and political perfection was attained, served as a philosophical motto to the creation of this group, that is, creative freedom and individuality combined and functioning in a utopian, perfect way, as it was idealized on the island of Thomas More. This is the goal!
The trio focuses their attention on music, whether improvised or even when the fallow part of a score written in a conventional way, MAU always assumes that everything is possible and that, who defines the rules, it is always the music and the aesthetic concept of each of the elements of the trio.
UTOPIA is the debut CD of this MAU (BAD) trio. According to one of several definitions of the word created by Thomas More, UTOPIA is a system or plan that seems unrealizable. = FANTASY, CHIMERA, DREAM ( in Dictionary Priberam of the Portuguese Language ).
Album lineup (press to listen to an excerpt from each theme):
05. Rafael Hitlodeu
06. Thomas vs More
07. Éden (Words and voice of Agostinho da Silva in Conversas Vadias)
08. Três Castas (I - Aragonez | II - Touriga Nacional | III - Arinto)
This is the assumption of this album, that each theme written or improvised is the sincere and intentional expression of each element of the trio and the sum produces the Utopia of the accomplished thing!
The album it was recorded at studio Casa do Miguel, on 12 and 13 of February, by Miguel Ângelo, mixed by Miguel Ângelo and Nelson Carvalho, Mastered my Nelson Carvalho.
Thanks to Omnisonic International Lda (www.omnisonic-international.com) for the support.
RELEASE CONCERT ON 20 NOVEMBER 2019
AUDITÓRIO DA FEUP, 21H30
QUEDA | MAU