The Milos Branisavljevic Quartet is a music project with a focus on creating impressive music, exploring a wide variety of sound and ideas. From the depth of fusion and modern aesthetics, down to the warmth of classic jazz vibes, anything goes.
Their new album Far Away is actually a really special taste of what you can expect from this band in terms of instrumental excellence. These are definitely some musicians on top of their game, offering some of the best performances that they could possibly capture on tape. Milos and his trusted band mates ultimately managed to warp up something that’s quite amazing, and definitely worth your attention.
Far Away is even more remarkable when you consider that this is actually the quartet’s very first studio album. There is a lot going on here in terms of genre definitions and sonic aesthetics, giving the music so much depth and adding genuine value to the creative sparks that fuel these tracks. The very first song, Belgrade," kicks off with a nice set of cascading melodies, with the beautiful sound of the vibes, and a great arrangement with some smooth drumming and a breathy sax, adding so much vibe to the composition. “Light Up” is a completely different beast, highlighting the band’s progressive influences and revealing their ability to take jazz to a completely different place. The song “Uvac” is also another highlight, especially because it really brings the beautiful textures of the vibraphone on the forefront. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind instrument and it’s expressive potential is often overlooked in many musical settings. However, this song proves that the instrument can actually bring so much to almost any musical circumstance, and interact with vocals very well, too.
The track “Nova” kicks off with a rocking bass arrangement and it explores some of the band’s more experimental kinks, giving the audience something quite special. I love how the reverb effect is cleverly used to accent the dynamics and accents on these tracks, making for a one-of-a-kind experience.