Cat. №: MFL-007.
Release Date: 30/07/2014.
Format: CD, contains 8-pages booklet.
Total time: 51 minutes.
Sfumato is the principle of diffusion and softening of the outline of figures and objects, invented by Leonardo.
As if following a treatise on light and shadows, the music in the second album of Czech avant-gardists Quercus has no clear logical boundaries. It is blurred, like the boundary between life and death, one permeates another. This music is now lifeless, now breathing, now suddenly awakening imagination…
Just like the old Master Leonardo mixed in his creations the knowledge of various sciences, the leader of Quercus (Lukáš Kudrna) splendidly used his great talent of an artist to design the visual album aspect. Sfumato is the effect that has given the shimmering smile of Mona Lisa when, depending on the view focus, it seems to the viewer that the picture character is now smiling gently, and then grins predaceously. A similar effect appears when listening to the music from the album «Sfumato» of the band Quercus – smoky, bringing forth vague images from the era of science origin about penetrating force, oscillatory motion and propagation of waves…