Free fall. Plunging into the earth, into the stone as immense at the sea, into the depths where crystals form. It was in the planet’s core, with the forces of attraction in each stone contrasting with its coldness and seeking to break with physical separation that Filho da Mãe retreated to the high choir of the Monastery of Rendufe in Amares dedicated to intense communion with the spirit of the Minho province. In “Mergulho” (lit. “Dive”) Rui Carvalho also dissolves into time and space, making his recording permeable, which prior to that had been something he had stamped as being only of his making – with what he has shared returning to him as mature, melodic, and sweet, in contrast with the tempestuous and reckless incursions of times past. “Mergulho” is permeable to the surrounding stone, earth and people, it is an album from Filho da Mãe which oozes space and transcends dimensions, plunging into the bucolic to deconstruct in an exercise of sound cubism, impregnated with the effects and the natural reverberations of the scenario improvised at Sá da Bandeira Studios.
Filho da Mãe guitar