Dre Hocevar Trio
Coding of Evidentiality (Clean Feed; 2015)
Dre Hocevar (drums)
Bram De Looze (piano)
Sm Pluta (electronics)
Lester St.Louis (cello)
A sublime and cerebral Clean Feed debut from Slovenian born drummer/composer Dre Hocevar. Coding of Evidentiality travels a steady path of intricate notation that both calming and insightful.
Hocevar allows his fellow bandmates to stretch and improvise within his compositions. Opening with "Form Of The Future Thought" which focuses in St. Louis and De Looze's swirling, melodic interplay. Hocevar wraps those elements in with a cross section of rhythmic patterns that eventually move the piece to high level cacophony that still remains beautiful and telling.
Experimentation takes hold on "Critical Discourse Analysis" with Pluta's electronic manipulation added by De Looze and subtle shifting notes from Hocevar and St. Louis provide a wonderful balancing acting of modern and traditional themes managed for new outlook that may not have been seen since the latter days of Esbjorn Svensson Trio.
I really loved the closing piece, "Second Portrait Of The Exemplary" with its multiple interchanges between the musicians all intertwined with Hocevar's quick brush/cymbal coordination. It's hauntingly beautiful and raucous till its conclusion.
Coding Of Evidentiality is a record that will make you think and entertain the senses. A shinning element of style that will be one of the best records you'll experience this year. Highly Recommended.