The Incognito Traveller ‎– Ravine

Discos Konfort ‎– none
10 × File, MP3, Album

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1 Deep Reflection
Flute – Dan ShookTrumpet – Malcolm Aiken
2 In Distorted Time
Double Bass – Itzam CanoSaxophone – Gerardo Gopar
3 Associations
Guitar – Enrico Gianfranchi
4 Predicament
Flute – Gerardo GoparPiano – César Juárez Joyner
5 A Total Absence Of Everything
Vibraphone – Alán Santos
6 Ravine 5:34
7 Vestibule
Double Bass – Itzam CanoFlute – Gerardo GoparVibraphone – Alán Santos
8 A Mere Subjective Experience
Keyboards [Rhodes] – César Juárez JoynerSaxophone – Gerardo GoparVibraphone – Alán Santos
9 Contretemps
Vibraphone – Alán Santos
10 Dissociations
Guitar – Enrico Gianfranchi



The Incognito Traveller – Ravine
Explorations into various human states of consciousness

The Incognito Traveller presents a profound exploration into the
deepest crevices of the human subconscious on “Ravine”. Each song
writhes and meanders into the listener in different ways and the album
as a whole becomes an intense voyage, its paths converging where all
inaccessible memories lie.
“Ravine” is a work conceptually founded on Milton Erickson’s “A Special Inquiry with Aldous Huxley into the Nature and Character of Various States of Consciousness” where writer Aldous Huxley is guided into a deep hypnosis. In such state, he describes meeting with his own self at different ages and revisiting his own stages of growth and intellectual development. The Incognito Traveller translates into music the descent deep within, way beyond memories, into the purest definition of self.
The resulting work is characterized by a peculiar curiosity-provoking obscurity, permeated with glimmering instants of clarity. The production is designed to create, maintain, and heighten, a sense of incomplete understanding by bringing together aperture and space in the song structures with a balanced layering of melody, rhythm and field recordings. This altogether avoids the external claustrophobic feeling of a dark room by rather amplifying the striking openness that exists within the mind and therefore inviting the listener to explore those broad inner spaces.
“Ravine” works as a specific sequence of songs that come together to form a discourse much more grand than the sum of its parts. There is a natural flow in the succession of songs that recalls the process of drowning into a hypnotic state; from the uneasy search for direction, to the fall into a deep hypnosis, to the resulting positive intellectual awakening.