wh109 Beyond Absence – Rarified

Beyond Absence

Beyond Absence debuts on Webbed Hand with this engaging and meditative set of instrumental improvisations. A delightful eyes-closed ambient journey, expressing a peaceful approach to music. These recordings are a personal journey of two friends, seeking to find the deeper impulses and feelings in music.

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From Gustavo: “Both my friend and I came from a very traditional musical background: bossa nova, jazz, classical,progressive rock, etc… After 10 years of exploration, intense listening and dialogue, we realized that a lot of what we played and dedicated ourselves to in the past was music we “had fun” playing, felt excited about it, but would not listen afterwards. I myself wanted to strip away elements which prevented me from achieving inner peace, at the same time maintaining a lot of the “harmonic mist” that I still feel so attracted to.”

Beyond Absence is: Gustavo Caldas and Mauro Longordo
Recorded at the Blue Shed Studio, Acton, MA, 2006
Original cover artwork by M. Longordo

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01 Rarified
02 Sunshine over Smoke
03 Ophio
04 Air and Rain
05 A Night of a Thousand Days
06 Cycles in Circles
07 Afternoon with Myself

Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
–Thomas Merton

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10 thoughts on “wh109 Beyond Absence – Rarified

  1. Stunningly beautiful release. I’ve played it through many times now – every time I just have to stop what I’m doing… and listen.

    Many thanks for some superb work.


  2. Thanks so much for this. This put my girlfriend to sleep after we made love. Hehe. Isn’t it great when music becomes part of a sublime moment…

  3. Beautiful. One of the finest and most moving things I’ve heard for a long time. especially ‘Sunshine over Smoke’ which is pretty nearly perfect!

  4. Intriguing and at the same time, easy to be captured and tasted.
    The sensitivity for the musical notes, greatly appreciated. Wonderful sound from guitar and piano.
    Keep up the celestial work!

  5. As músicas contidas neste álbum são de extremo bom gosto, elevam nossas almas.

  6. Beautiful, magical, haunting. I just love your music and am happy to be able to listen so easily. Thank you so much.


  7. This is one of my all time favorite albums that I own (and I’ve got a fair sized collection of jazz and modern classical music). It’s really got some dense tonal complexity yet it’s smooth and relaxing at the same time. I can’t believe this was free.

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