© Josep Tomàs
DAVID SOLER: electric guitar
LYNN CASSIERS: voice & electronics
MANOLO CABRAS: electric bass
ORIOL ROCA: drums
Bad Currency is a collaborative band that includes some of the finest European contemporary jazz musicians living in Brussels and Barcelona, and behind this reunion there’s Spanish guitarist and producer David Soler, who long before the band existed, imagined such a combination of musical personalities.
On 2012 Soler was invited by the Festival de Jazz de Vic (Spain) to collaborate with Norwegian musicians Jan Bang and Erik Honoré –PUNKT– featuring Sidsel Endresen. He used that opportunity to finally put the band together, and invited Spanish drummer Oriol Roca, Italian bass player Manolo Cabras and Belgian piano & keyboard player Jozef Dumoulin, who was later replaced by Belgian Lynn Cassiers on voice & electronics.
Bad Currency is a mixture of texture-focused music, electronic soundscapes, pure melodic parts, dark lyrics, organic grooves, strong interplay, raw guitars, improvisation, allowing a very natural coexistence between the acoustic and the processed sound. It’s some sort of timeless music, in which various moments of the 20th century music melt into a whole.
A debut album is ready to be released on 2017.
“Combinando partituras de escritura propia con improvisaciones, conformando un resultado sonoro cromático, de predominio denso y marcado, con trazados angulosos y obscuros, de entornos cerrados y nocturnos. Con descargas notables que de alguna manera, de forma sui generis, resultaban prolongadoras del mejor rock progresivo de hace unas décadas.” Tomajazz (Spain)
Bad Currency – Coral (album pre-mix)