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Poetica Roentgen Kabinet

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The music of Rhaps¢dija Trio is environmental music, in the best possible sense: music that does not consume useless energy; a music which produces more energy than the one it burns out. An indication that certainly derives from the band itself: an acoustic trio, with a balanced sound, that does not necessitate any amplifier "to sound right". Their use of technology seems ever moderate. Without a doubt, the idea of a favourable equilibrium of energy most of all comes from their qualities of composing and performing: it is gripping, intense, often difficult to play yet without apparent effort; like many types of music, popular and Europeans, as well as from the near East. Sometimes one can have the sensation that the Rhaps¢dija play like gipsies who read Bart¢k critic reviews to pop-folk music and after having approved, by lifting their shoulders, they put themselves down to reinventing it (perhaps, reinventing even Bart¢k). Nevertheless, they now title their new album: "Poetical Roentgen Kabinet", and the image they chose to me seems contradicting the one that has always come out with their music: what is devouring more energy than an old X-Rays machine What is more ecologically "polluting" Well that is the point; the image evokes a different epoch from ours, far in the past, when the machinery invented by Roentgen was "modern" and clean, the quintessence of cleanness: so not physical to allow us seeing through bodies. That was the era when radioactivity was considered beneficial, and energy seemed eternally available. So then: taking back to life, like dancing skeletons, the images of those old X-ray scans, the Rhaps¢dija Trio bond a bridge between a romanticized, idealized ("poetic") past, and our present starving of energy, suggesting a very human solution. As ever, a nostalgic view is a way to give a meaning to the present as well as to envisage the future. After all, that is what Rhaps¢dija have always done: inventing a music of the future (an upsetting future, all but peaceful), that yet seems of the past. They do it extremely well.

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