A new project by the name of Arcturus will be premiering on the 8th of January, 2021. It is set to close the “Away From The Comfort Zone” series of projects.
The name, Arcturus, is also that of a red giant seen in the Northern Hemisphere of Earth’s sky – the brightest star in the constellation Boötes, more commonly known as The Herdsman.
Arcturus is fronted by none other than Carlo Muscat and Keith Farrugia – both incredible musicians known especially for their incandescent music. This project is set to infuse the electronic realm with some of the finest jazz tunes – and will provide listeners with a more intimate, improvisational side to music.
An intense, magical voyage awaits.
A note from Keith Farrugia: Coming from an electronic music scene myself, I have always been fascinated by the works of Jazz musicians. Personally, I am astounded by their way of approaching music creation. It’s on a whole other level. I spent time listening to Carlo’s excellent pieces on SoundCloud to better familiarise myself with these ideas; then, in turn I could also create and include new ideas that transpired into our project. This certainly turned out to be quite the challenging experience, again, away from the comfort zone – but I certainly learned a lot by working with Carlo.
Hopefully, this piece will inspire more collaborations involving different genres; and potentially lead to further exploration into uncharted musical territories.
A note from Carlo Muscat: Electronic music has always represented unknown territory throughout my music career. I have never been involved in it and have previously spent very little time trying to understand the intricacies of how it works. That being said, I am always open to new ideas that would help me develop aspects of my musical approach which I haven’t consciously thought about before. This opportunity presented me with the perfect chance to start something completely new which challenged the way I would think about my playing.
Carlo Muscat describes his musical journey as an awakening process – one that is ceaseless, expressive and allows for freedom of interpretation. He made a name for himself through the…
Keith Farrugia is a producer & composer who records as Stimulus Timbre & Sound Synthesis. He has a number of releases under his ambient project on the highly acclaimed Cosmicleaf…