Ramuntcho Matta ’24 hrs’

'24 hrs' LP front cover
'24 hrs' LP back cover
'24 hrs' side 1

The third Ramuntcho Matta solo LP, 24 hrs, published 1986, was conceived as the soundtrack to a theater play by Joao Baïxas, titled Labyrinth. The music’s structure and, to some extent, its style, was inspired by Indian Raga music. Accordingly, tracks relate to different times of the day, while the music is based on solo instruments with tabla accompanyment – imagine a raga for trumpet and tabla or saxophone and tabla. Ahmeed Kawa’s performance on tablas is particularly stunning on the side-long Night, a sinuous, epic track with melodica and distant trumpet. The carefully taylored recording enhances each instrument’s sonic properties and, as befits Indian music, we hear several soloists playing at the same time, not a collective mish-mash. The music sometimes get very close to the best tracks from Jon Hassel, which is saying something. Cover art is from a 1977 Gordon Matta Clark photography.

01 Before Sun Rise (2:11)
02 Sunrise (3:26)
03 Morning (2:58)
04 Noon And After Noon (5:011)
05 Sunset (3:28)
06 Night (20:12)

Total time 37:26
LP released by Cryonic/Madrigal, France, 1986


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6 Responses to “Ramuntcho Matta ’24 hrs’”

  1. 1 limewire April 30, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    wow amazing stuff dude.

  2. 2 flageolette April 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Merci beaucoup,Monsieur!


  3. 3 icastico May 1, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Really liking this one.

    Not sure…but this one may be something you’ll enjoy.

  4. 4 Ben Sommer May 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    This is good music.

  5. 5 ramuntcho June 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    thank you very much for finding this stuff
    all the best


  6. 6 calisan2000 April 4, 2012 at 1:44 am

    All links in sharebee are dead! I’ll wait for a second chance, no doubt! Please!

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