Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis - The Stone House

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis The Stone House cover
Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis
The Stone House
MoonJune Records
This music project came to life when guitarists Mark Wingfield (Jane Chapman; solo artist, etc.) and Markus Reuter (Stick Men, The Crimson ProjeKct, Centrozoon) decide to record together. Along came the bassist Yaron Stavi (David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Richard Galliano) and drummer Asaf Sirkis (Tim Garland, Mark Wingfield, Nicolas Meier). I guess judging by the musicians one cannot expect something less than impressive when it comes to performances & music.
The most imposing thing of all is that “The Stone House” was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs and completely improvised, with no music written down or rehearsed. Can you imagine that? Do listen to a single track and please read the above line again. How that’s possible?! Every performance here is simply amazing! The guys play like they have rehearsed each music theme at least a dozen times! All you hear is just a long improvisation among those 4 musicians! The album was mixed and mastered by Mark Wingfield at Heron Island Studio, Cambridgeshire, England. The production is full & clear. It’s hard to believe that this is a live recording.
Free jazz, atmospheric, jazz-rock, prog rock, jazz/fusion, ambient, psychedelic are some of the music styles that you’d experience while listening to this album. There’s a music variety throughout the album and all the music textures and the timbres are both complex and well-crafted. These musicians do not show-off but they just play what comes to mind according to their skills. The music may be virtuosic but it does have an essence of musicality & an inspirational personality/mood/attitude. “The Stone House” is mostly for those daring music fans who still consider music as their goddess… as it is!
PS: There are some albums that should not be rated. “The Stone House” is one of them… music is not about ratings and bullshits.