During the last decade Pedro Alves Sousa has been establishing himself as one of the most inventive and creative musicians of his generation. He is a self-taught musician and continues to learn how to play his saxophone every day. His label Futuro Familiar is born out of the idea that he needed to mark some of his creative evolutions and create more specific paths for his career. “Rahu” and “Ketu” were recorded in 2016 and 2017 with a group of musicians: Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches), Gabriel Ferrandini, Júlia Reis, David Maranha and Pedro Alves Sousa. Both start with the idea of free jazz but soon develop into other stages, manifesting mostly an idea of sound instead of music.
Recorded at Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, 29-12-2017, by Cristiano Nunes.
Mixed by Pedro Alves Sousa, Edited and co-edited by Pedro Alves Sousa and Gabriel Ferrandini, Mastered by James Plotkin.
Cover by Fátima Moreno
Alex Zhang Hungtai - Percussion ; Saxophone ; Drumpad
Pedro Alves Sousa - Percussion ; Saxophone ; Electronics ; Flute
David Maranha - Percussion ; Organ ; Flute
Gabriel Ferrandini - Percussion ; Electronics ; Flute