Silent NY / Genevieve
Silent NY and Genevieve are a taster for the forthcoming album “Movements of Migration” by The Incognito Traveller.
The album is a voyage through the various ways humanity changes internally, physically, and spatially, and how those aspects affect each other. People change on the inside and as a result they migrate physically; people move from place to place and the geographical and cultural differences provoke inner migrations. Movements may be social, political, physical, conceptual, and the album is inspired by these and many other shades and definitions of the ideas of “movement” and “migration”.
A strong focus on beats and rhythms, as well as a warm selection of sounds and samples, provides the musical base for a proper jazz-infused exploration of a world with far too many geographical boundaries.
Aperture and liberty are key concepts that were kept ever-present throughout the recording of the album and can be felt in the notes and words and the spacious breaks with field recordings from various parts of the world to remind the listener about freedom and humanity’s constant pursuit of it.
The album retains an intellectual feel, like a voyage of discovery through new worlds and cultures. A classy sheen also seems to permeate the album, as profoundly elegant as a priest in a temple in rural India and as cultured as a gentleman on the street in New York City. Indeed, if the album description could be kept to a few words, it could be: unconventionally chic and intellectual.