Leo Svirsky - Songs In The Key Of Survival
This was Leo’s debut LP, though the works are more recent than the ones on “Heights In Depths”. Inspired by recent revolutionary struggles (as well as their historical antecedents), here’s a grabbing suite of songs, performed with piano (Leo’s main instrument). Texts from placards and protest signs as well as critical (insurrectionary) theory are repurposed in poetic and disarmingly private compositions for piano and voice. Interpenetrating these pieces are dense, abstract, yet lyrical improvisations, where overwhelming edifices of sound can suddenly give way to delicate harmonies and unexpected silences. And.. if you can appreciate some healthy cynicism and can appreciate some dark humour you’ll enjoy this!