Experimental jazz from Argentina’s Fer Isella

By 22 October, 2011

Happy stumbling today as we uncovered this little gem of a new album from an Argentine named Fer Isella. Together with a number of skilled musicians, Isella experiments with jazz, rock and folk music on Cosecha, a new album of originals and covers.

Cosecha was released on September 17th 2011 and includes covers of Radiohead, Frank Zappa, Beach Boys and Guillermo Klein songs. The last of these should give you some indication of the style of music, though with Fer Isella using more electronic instrumentation and really pushing the avant-garde envelope.

While we knew very little about Isella before hearing this album we have gleaned from his website that this is his second album (following Doña Furia Gaucha in 2007) and that he has worked as a producer, selling over 2 million albums on Sony Music, which includes 15 Platinum records. And also that he won the British Council Young Creative Music Entrepreneur Award in 2009 and 2011, and has studied at Fulbright & Berklee. He has obviously been one busy lad!

Here’s the album:

More info at ferisella.com

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