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«Under the media hype-fueled turmoil, in deeper underground zones lives a multitude of organisms, which discreetly threads its way seeking the opportunity to call our attention. Such is the case of the Croatian collective TrianguliZona. Ivan Kapec (electric guitar and electronics), Andrej Jakuš (trumpet, flugelhorn and electronics), Janko Novoselić (drums) and Vladimir Končar (video), have been working in the confluence of different languages in modern music, a complex reality which, pointing at several directions, blurs the borders between genres and styles. From electro-jazz with distant references to 70’s electric Miles Davis, to ambient-flavored experimentalism, to Steve Reich’s minimalism, going through dub and loop techniques, all framed with a live improvisation setting, there are recognizable signs in the music of TrianguliZona. This blend results in a homogenous sound, with an experimental flavor. Instant composition as a result of the sound-image interaction, in which sound and vision acquires a special place in live performances. The main impression is jazz-fusion, based on progressive electric guitar, trumpet with pedal and electronic effects, and this mighty groove, balanced with creativity and good taste. Melodic and hypnotic, delicate and subtle, the TrianguliZona sound is likely to become the soundtrack to that special road trip. It grabs us, sooner or later.» - Eduardo Chagas


Downloads:

01 • Rippling .................................................................................. pt us
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02 • Rising ...................................................................................... pt us
  [11'25'' • 26,5Mb • 320Kbps]
03 • Flossy ...................................................................................... pt us
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04 • Waiting ................................................................................... pt us
[7'13'' • 16,9Mb • 320Kbps]
05 • Screaming ............................................................................... pt us
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06 • Recapturing ............................................................................ pt us
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  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
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  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
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Reviews:

«Nunca es tarde para descubrir tesoros musicales como este, así, entre los increíbles archivos sonoros que guarda la netlabel Test Tube podemos encontrar Flossy, un álbum de seis temas por parte de la agrupación llamada TrianguliZona, grabados en vivo en 2007, en Croacia. Sobre la música… de primer nivel, sin duda. Son excelente ejemplo del equilibrio jazzistico, entre la exploración de nuevos rumbos sin caer jamás en un sonido distante o impersonal, por el contrario lleno de texturas orgánicas y sinuosidades análogas. Los coqueteos con la electrónica vienen a aderezar acertadamente, principalmente en el método de grabación de los instrumentos.»
- Netlabels & News / May 26, 2009

«This was album was a nice find from the netlabel test tube.
The multimedia ensemble TrianguliZona is a project of a sort where audio-visual structures based on minimalism, repetitiveness and the microprogression of expression are questioned. All components are created spontaneously through the interaction of sound and images in real time. This makes every single one of their performances unique and unrepeatable. (...)

The pasting of phrases, the loop patterns and various effects that can be achieved on the electric guitar and the trumpet have a real-time framework. Although constrained by time and the recurring phrase, each new recorded or played phrase opens a different imagination vista. The sound flow is vertical, for it is created through the density of pasted melodies or rhythmic patterns on a minimally determined loop. On such a surface, the trumpet, with its melodious nature, responds with a free improvisation and the development of themes that are created directly.»
- Stylophone 350S [Music Hertz] / February 21, 2009

«Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew”, a turning point in modern jazz, still stands without equal to this day and its release nearly forty years ago has set the standards for contemporaneous outfits such as Croatian ensemble Triangulizona to thrive their own musical endeavours. “Flossy”, the third album from Ivan Kapec (guitars and fx), Andrej Jakus (trumpet and fx), and Janko Novoselic (drums), takes some of the “Bitches Brew” charms, like the processed trumpet and the rhythmically loose character of the songs, but instead of the electric piano-laden pieces, they rely heavily on the use of ambient-related programming and looping for embellishment and general mood.

As proficient musicians their playing on the album is flawless, and the astonishing drummer stands out keeping the songs tight and together, with a notable and enjoyable groove. While always flavouring the aesthetics of the compositions in detriment of solo playing, the trumpeter and guitarist contributions to the overall ambience is significant. Take songs as “Screaming” with the trumpet lines attaining an eerie spaced out soundscape or the guitar note weaving on the title track. Relegating the programming to the background, the ties between guitar and trumpet is what definitely colours the whole picture and do it so magnificently as profusely demonstrated in “Rising”, perhaps the defining moment of “Flossy”. Actually, Triangulizona is a four member affair, given that Vladimir Koncar aids the band live as a VJ, an asset that, judging by the site videos, must surely enhance the gig experience.

Whether Triangulizona will someday endow the world with new “directions in music”, as hinted in their previous release “Making New Directions”, remains to be seen, however they have already accomplished the huge enterprise of making “Flossy” unmistakably their own. As a final note, it’s worth mentioning that “Flossy” was released through Portuguese Test Tube netlabel meaning the album can be downloaded free of charges. With that in mind, there are really no excuses left for missing this great piece of work.»
- Luís Oliveira [Antiphon] / January, 2009

«The six tracks on Flossy may best be called jazz fusion in the style of Miles Davis and Bill Laswell. However there are plenty of influences from minimalism and ambient of a dark and swampy nature. The Croation ensemble TrianguliZona piles on enough grooves and tones to mellow out the most tense urban warrior. Guitar and electronic artist Ivan Kapec, trumpeter Andrej Jakuš and percussionist Janko Novoselić deftly map out a soundscape of dense sounds and pleasing grooves. Video artist Vladimir Končar is also mentioned as a member of the collective but I’m not quite sure how that plays out on an audio CD. Regardless, this is an exciting album and worth the listen.»
- Marvin [Free Albums Galore] / November 32, 2008

«Quand le jazz se mêle aux sonorités électroniques, ça donne souvent des choses très intéressantes comme on pu le constater par le passé avec les albums de Bugge Wesseltoft, Nils Petter Molvaer ou encore Erik Truffaz, trois des plus dignes représentants de cette vague musicale qui a éclaté à la fin des années 90. En 2008, le collectif croate TrianguliZona contribue lui aussi à faire connaitre le genre grâce à jazz tranquille, composé à partir de guitare, de trompette, de batterie et de sonorités électroniques dans un ensemble aux ambiances nocturnes qui ne sont pas sans évoquer aussi certains travaux de Miles Davis.
En tout cas un chouette album, très accessible qui confirme que le jazz a bel et bien sa place dans la sphère netlabel.»
- Benoît Richard [Netlabels Revue] / March 16, 2008

«Very nice. Chill and cool. Check it out.»
- Mothman [EARLabs] / March 11, 2008

«Well, this is netmusic? Really, since I am also a jazz lover I really like that one. It’s got the potential to grow into my favourite releases of 2008.»
- 020200 [via Phlow] / March 07, 2008

«This album is simply great, love every second of it.»
- Martin [EARLabs] / March 06, 2008

«Electrified Jazz | The songs of TrianguliZona drift somewhere inbetween electro-jazz, distant references to 70’s electric Miles Davis to ambient-flavored experimentalism. The Croatian collective is hard to catch, hard to define. Sometimes you here beautiful melodies, than you listen to the carefully played drums, than you refind yourself in some sort of experimental jazz-ambient-soundscapes. Definitely a magnetic adventure from Portuguese netlabel test tube.
You rarely discover jazz in the free music world. And often if you download a release which proclaims “Hey, I am Jazz!” the glamour fades away quickly. But with the jazz-trio TrianguliZona it’s totally different. The three musicians know how to play their instruments. Ivan Kapec (electric guitar and electronics), Andrej Jakuš (trumpet, flugelhorn and electronics) and Janko Novoselić (drums).
Their music is vivid, sometimes hard to catch in the first moment but always on point. Along with effects from dub to sampled loops TrianguliZona produce music in the tradition of modern jazzers like Bugge Wesseltoft or Nils Petter Molvaer. Enjoy this complex and live improvisations with progressive electric guitar, trumpet with pedal and electronic effects. Catch that groove!
And, some last words… TrianguliZona is a four-headed project because they have also a visualist called Vladimir Končar. He combines the music with his own videos. Just have a look on the artist-website and check out these videos: vlak, oblaci and radnici
- Moritz 'mo.' Sauer [Phlow Magazine] / March 05, 2008

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