Sam, za​.​.​.

by Tomaž Grom

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    Comes in a lovely folded cardboard sleeve, designed by Jani Peternelj with beautiful artwork by Matej Stupica.

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T.G.V.S. 06:43
I.T. 04:04
Š.T. 05:11
L.Z. 05:22
G.V. 03:52
P.K. 05:03
S.M. 03:44
P.Č. 08:11
N.N. 02:20


''Tomaž Grom, the 46-year old Slovenian double bassist, can evince real concern for his instrument, even from a seasoned listener like myself. Sam, Za…, his remarkable home-recorded solo bass document from November 2013, has sections of such tortuous attack and brutal ardor, the resultant sobs, groans and alien yawps prompted me more than once to remind myself that the instrument is not, happily, sentient. This is not intended as a negative, but to say Grom, like early Gary Peacock, Peter Kowald, Fernando Grillo and, most saliently and contemporaneously, Christian Weber, truly animates the ancient instrument. On several of Sam, Za’s… nine tracks this enlivenment is so intense as to sound as if Grom is playing from inside the bass, deft pizzicato on the entrails, hammering out inharmonics from the scroll to the tailpiece. Grom approaches the contrabass with that sort of totality, and utility, as if it were sentient, and in his regard and respect for the beast, he intends to use every part of its eviscerated form.''

- Jessie Goin, Crow With No Mouth


released January 1, 2014

Tomaž Grom - double bass, voice

Pen, brush, ink by Matej Stupica
Design by Jani Peternelj

CD originally released in 2014 by Zavod Sploh in coproduction with L'innomabl.


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