Kuru is the first album composed by the collaborative project KARU, and orchestrated by the multi-instrumentalist Alberto Brutti. He delves into his passions for tribal culture, jazz and electronic production combining them in a work that is in equal parts uplifting and somber.
The album starts off with Selva, which unfolds with its mystic chants and a warm sax paving the way for a shimmering track punctuated by the polymorphic pulse of the double bass. The hypnotic crescendo melts into the spacious serenity of Upya, the single extracted from Kuru; to close the A side, Zaliwa feat Daykoda, which sets a vivid foreground groove and blends the edges between hip hop production and jazz. On the B side, KARU go into darker excursions; Kenzo and Root turn up the bass pressure softly guided by the glowing sax, that still feels distorted among the tribal rhythms and voices. Like a wistful sunset in a desert, Kuru casts a delicate nostalgic mood that calls for peace after the storm.
The album feels intensely human, sophisticated and eventually playful thanks to the guest apparition of the artist and DJ Guedra Guedra who delivers a bouncy footwork remix of Upya, that shines with energy and loopy samples without messing with the elegance of the track.
released October 1, 2020
Sax by Mario D’Alfonso on Tracks A1, A2, A3, B2, B3
Guitar by Andrea Di Nicolantonio on Tracks A1, A2, A3, B2, B3
Percussions by Cristiano Amici on Tracks B1
Percussions by Piera Zacchigna on Track B2
Track A3 produced with Andrea Gamba
Track B4 remixed by Guedra Guedra
Produced by Alberto Brutti
Mastered at Beat Machine Records, Milan (IT)
Concept, design, and artwork by Hibrida - www.hibrida.it