Argonauta Magazine Review: The Sun Through The Rain
(Translated from Italian)
Edited by: Roberto Binda
THE SUN THROUGH THE RAIN - CD
" Press record and see what happens ". This is the spirit that has animated the young Boston guitarist Steve Bilodeau for years. At the finish of the third album, Bilodeau makes improvisation the ideal terrain to push the limit, because it is precisely in the improvisation that it is possible to find much of what life has to offer. A microcosm where it is impossible to establish what will happen little by little, making the daily job of living and therefore indirectly listening, unpredictable and therefore tremendously stimulating. "The Sun Through The Rain" is the perfect storm, an amazing record starting from the chaos of the incipit of Storm that contrasts the mysterious stillness of The Smell of Rain. These are sessions born during the US presidential elections and perhaps also for this traces of this work all the restlessness dictated by the profound uncertainty of the moment, so full of anxiety, worry but also of hope that only moments so tumultuous can generate. In the Mist is peace to contrast with the rage of Asylum or Free, Me? , where the trio composed of the multi-faceted timbral range of the saxophone by Richard Garcia and the versatile drums by Dor Herskovits demonstrates an impressive harmony, dialoguing non-stop, evoking the widest spectrum of sensations. A continuous exploration, not without moments of great emotion, comand in the magnificent progression of A Crack in The Sky or in the nightly desolation of Veiled Reflections , to get to the melancholy beauty of Love Astray . Flirting with electronics led Bilodeau to expand the possibilities of his music, a varied use of the effects, sometimes magnificently environmental as in the conclusive title track are other characteristics in dowry to this musician of immense talent able to open the doors of a a different and still largely unexplored world.