Pol Belardi's Urban Voyage - Album Release
Let us take you for a ride! And a quite special one, as it's time for a long-awaited and unique album release. On Friday March 25 2016, Pol Belardi's Urban Voyage will present their debut album at the Club of the Rockhal. With local groove heroes No Metal in this Battle (afro post-punk) and De Läb (hip-hop) joining the bill, the evening promises to be quite extraordinary. Featuring 11 musicians from all over Europe, Pol Belardi's Urban Voyage will present you an incredible sonic journey, which seems difficult to put into one single box, unless you'd call it "hyper-eclecto-jazz."
Pol Belardi's Urban Voyage stands for border-crossing music, which couldn't be more diverse, played by an 11-piece band consisting of outstanding young performers who, despite their strong individual personalities, have succeeded in developing coherent and compact group dynamics. With lots of finesse, the young award-winning Luxembourgish multi-instrumentalist and composer Pol Belardi takes you on a journey through a variety of styles, which could be labeled as "urban music". Just like the immense diversity of sense-triggering stimuli of all kinds always present in metropolitan life, the band's eclectic repertoire draws as much from electronic styles like hip-hop and r'n'b as from traditional jazz, flirting at times with impressionistic music, and evolves through subtle arrangements and improvised parts. Yet, the result never sounds arbitrary. Every piece presents a clear statement and forms, together with the other compositions, a dynamic set full of suspense and energy. The debut album "Urban Voyage", recorded at the Power Sound Studio in Amsterdam and supported by the famous Keep an Eye Foundation, will be released on the Swiss label Unit Records.