“Infinito … infinito,” Gabriele Poso whispers over a syncopated conga rhythm in the opening of the Italian multi-instrumentalist’s second single, “Futurista.” A reference to his upcoming album, “Tamburo Infinito” (Italian for “infinite,” or “endless drum”), the word is an apt descriptor for the song – and indeed the album as a whole – as the drum rhythms grow ever more complex, held down with a four-to-the-floor kick, and adventurous bass line. Vocal samples are flung about, whirring through different effects, while Gabriele doubles a steel drum-like synth pad; towards the end of the track, the kick and bass drop out, to reveal a swelling synth chord, like the first vestiges of a sunrise after a late-night dance deep in the jungle.
Born in Sardinia but having developed his sound across the Caribbean, Gabriel Poso is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and director of the Yoruba Soul Orchestra for Grammy award winning producer Osunlade. His sophomore album “Roots of Soul” (INFRAcom!) was awarded Best Jazz Independent Production in 2012, and he has only continued to grow as an artist since, earning more accolades for his ancestral and evocative sound, including support from Gilles Peterson’s renowned show on Worldwide FM.
“Futurista” is out September 10th on Wonderwheel Recordings – the perfect way to close out the Summer!