Àbáse – Gbé Ra Niè (Get Off Di Floor) [Cosmic Compositions]


“Invocation” is the debut EP of Budapest born and Berlin based producer, pianist and multi-instrumentalist Àbáse. Seven pieces of instrumental artistry, each one channeling a musical journey of its own, inviting the listener to a personal trip of emotions. Àbáse recorded most tracks with two drummers and two bass players playing simultaneously, a flute player, a percussionist and himself playing Rhodes and synths. Along the “base” band, there are several guest artists from different continents and backgrounds, adding their majestic contribution.

The first track of Invocation, which goes by the same name as the record (“Invocation”) has Brazilian percussionist Roque Miguel as a special guest, with whom Àbáse worked on new material during his stay in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia.“Get Off Di Floor” is a afro-funk track which has a brass section and a guitarist, as an addition to the core band. It’s a take on the classic afrobeat “big band” arrangement, an environment different than the rest of the EP, where Àbáse proves again his artistic versatility.

This record was created in a live recording session set up with Àbáse’s home-band in Budapest, with a few overdubs from the guests which he encountered during his journeys in Brazil, Ghana and Europe. Each track carries a personal input from the culture of every musician and it blends in beautifully with Àbáse’s ideas of mixing jazz and hip-hop in it. There is a strong West-African and Brazilian influence that is especially to be felt in the percussion and a lot of experimentation with jazz and hip hop. Pre-order now!.