With his new Animation lineup consisting of young musicians hired from his alma mater, the University of North Texas (keyboardist Roberto Verastegui, bassist Jacob Smithtrumpet player Pete Clagett and drummer Matt Young), Belden unveils a dark narrative as heard through the musical diary he has composed over 29 years of living in Manhattan – This is Transparent Heart”

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In the beginning, the primary memory was a child’s dream. A lonely, but brilliant child, whose only world, was that of vivid, visual imagination.

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The album by Animation – to be called “Machine Language” will be released July 2015 on RareNoiseRecords.It is the first part of a trilogy dedicated to the relationship between human mind and emergent artificial minds. Lineup Bob Belden – sax / flute Pete Clagett – trumpet Bill Laswell – bass Roberto Verastegui – keyboardsMatt Young – drums with Kurt Elling – spoken word it will serve as base for a short film which will take clues from Chris Marker‘s La Jetée.

DownBeat Magazine review of Animation‘s performance at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center last friday.

from the left Roberto Verástegui – keyboards, Bob Belden – sax/flute, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells – bass, Pete Clagett – trumpet, Matt Young- drums

photo © Alan Nahigian

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