MiV - Mermaid in Venice 2015

by The Blessed Beat

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2015 Hevhetia Records
Borderless Color Blast - Cinematic Visionary Avant Rock


Simone Cavina Drums, Electronic Textures
Bruno Germano Recording and Mix Engineer
David Kollar Electric guitar
Paolo Raineri Trumpet

Sophisticated, extraordinary trialogue of experienced improvisers creating
their trans-genre & tranversal musical collage inspired by Charles Bukowski ́s text “The Copulating Mermaid Of Venice”.

They do not play to illustrate this novel, but to make real the various (im)possi-
ble, rhizomatic connections between surprising sounds and tones – only this way they can remind us tense atmosphere of this writer. However, first of all, The Blessed Beat tries to go beyond... – not only beyond of this literary text, but beyond the space of binarities to find something “in between them”.

The music here is either massive, uncompromising aggressive (in kind of poly-
rhythmical and brutal sonic tsunami) or flowing sonoristically introverted, but you can feel and have a hunch that there is something more, which moves us to the otherness of unknown, adventurous, sometimes quite disquieting world where nothing is stable and expectable.

The specific immediate, instant, intuitive musical communication of David,
Simone and Paolo can overlaps your expectations because they are able to ex-press ineffable meanings of something “beyond and between”.

Slovakian guitarist and composer David Kollar has released nine expansive albums, scored 18 films and worked on many multimedia projects. His last recording, 2013’s The Son, an atmospheric, emotionally-charged effort, received accolades from Guitar Moderne, France’s A Decovrir Absolument and the Czech and Slovak Radio Head awards. He’s also worked with Eivind Aarset, Gergo Borlai, Bjorn Charles Dreyer and Lenka Dusilová.

Due to his versatility, Italian drummer Simone Cavina plays with many different musical projects, ranging from radical improvisation to avant rock, through jazz, funk and songwriting. His musical research is leading him through electroacustic and electronic music, allowing him to enlarge his musical inspiration and his drumming style in brand new territories. He played and collaborated, among others, with Junkfood 4et, Berserk!, Yuppie Flu,Iosonouncane, Incident on South Street, Stefano Battaglia, Luisa Cottifogli,Mauro Patricelli.

Trumpeter Paolo Raineri takes his instrument and processes it in real-time to create ethereal, otherworldly sounds. The Italian musician combines
Scandinavian nu-jazz influences with psychedelic rock, experimental and free improvisation in his award-winning Junkfood 4et. In addition, he performed with Stefano Battaglia, Berserk!, KoMaRA, Baustelle, Calibro 35, Nada, Enrico Gabrielli and Tommaso Colliva.


1. I Feel it in my blood

2. Doesn’t looks dead to me

3. Like garbage left in the sink

4. The First thing to come and the last thing to go

5. Best fuck I ever had

6. Just like a mermaid

7. You’ve been fucking dead women all your life

8. Only a damn fools falls in love


released August 16, 2015


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David Kollar Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

Kollar treats his music with a deep degree of seriousness and personal involvement, as if each and every one of his projects was not only his proverbial brain child but as if it was his actual offspring. He treats his instrument as a gateway between his complex ideas and their audible representation, the same way a sculptor treats the chisel or a painter the brush."
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