A life, a world, an entire universe, seen through the lens of a kaleidoscope...
I like to observe the world around me. I see it in many different ways, as if it were populated by a multitude of realities, one over the other, like the layers of an onion, different windows, or different mirrors that reflect our existence. In these reflections we see ourselves as we are or how we would like to be… What if we changed our perspective in viewing the world? It takes a lot of courage to do that...
Nothing is static, nothing is the same as it was before, and it will not be the same ever again. The light around us is continuously changing, and our realities change with it, and as a result of this, we have an infinite range of possibilities, a continuum of alternatives in motion. We must grasp them! Our existence fluctuates and is dependant on the angle of the light that shines on us, as well as the angle from which we observe it. And of course, also the angle from which we are being observed...
And this is also true of Calidoscòpic, Anthus’s third album. It is an eclectic, multifaceted disc showcasing many meanings and many influences, They range from the most contemporary jazz to classical, as well as a rich range of sounds, from Mediterranean music to rap. And what does all this sound like? What do these genres have in common? They all transmit an immense love for music and for the desire to make music. Music that echoes through our souls.
In short, Calidoscòpic is a celebration of diversity, of change, and of evolution.
In his latest album, Anthus takes his beloved jazz to the limit in order to explore new territories. His voice no longer serves only to sing, but becomes another instrument, like the drums, the piano, the double bass or the trumpet.
For Calidoscòpic is true authentic auteur jazz. Innovative, surprising and a pure delight for all those who listen to the ten tracks on the disc. On four of these, Anthus uses his voice as instrument, and four are sung in Catalan, one in English and one in an invented language, a fusion of Catalan, Sicilian, French and Neapolitan.
Welcome to the kaleidoscopic world of Anthus. Enjoy the journey!