Chains of Silver, Chains of Gold launch
A kind of omnipresent figure on the Lisbon music circuit, Aires is on a journey that deserves attention. Besides being a musician, he is a water-sweller, having co-founded Colectivo Casa Amarela, a publishing entity with a frankly promising collection of vision. He is also part of the duo Peak Bleak, side by side with Sal Grosso. This constancy of energy in flux is now materialized in a new album, another key piece to better understand Bruno Pereira’s sonic quests as an Aires.
Chains of Silver, Chains of Gold starts from a hypothetical set of questions: “How many different shades of red are there? How many different drones can one extract from a single melody? Or from a single note? How many colors can one remember from a single memory? How long can a feeling last? All natural inquietudes of who operates on capsulated moments in himself, finding filigrees and sculpting the sound in several scales and expressions. And Aires has shown that this path is not only surprising, but also seemingly infinite – or, at least, whose limit expands each time one takes another step forward.
It is by the hand of the small but valuable Finnish label World Canvas that this record takes shape. Comprising two long pieces, and two respective remixes, Chains of Silver, Chains of Gold, offers us the feeling of a slow release, as one who leaves behind the weight and voracious speed of everyday life. There is a real dynamic in the apparent static light that illuminates the rock landscapes of this music. The reinterpretations of Vanity Productions (from the equally important Posh Isolation) and Romance Relic (precisely from World Canvas), intertwine in a familiar harmony, making one almost forget that these are external signatures of what we have heard before. A complete picture of encounter and commitment, capable of jumping inside its own canvas. NA