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The spirit of enquiry and experiment is still alive and kicking - in Portugal anyway. On this double CD, Vitor looks twice at the same material. On CD one we get his unique take on guitar improvisation, which is electric, songlike and mixes genres in an unusual way. Then he takes all the pieces on that CD and orchestrates them with drums, bass, piano, guitar, clarinet and trumpet, to make a duplicate CD on which the same pieces appear as quite different pieces. You can choose one or the other, or compare the takes - or try to unpick the process by listening. And the band lists some of the leading figures of the Portuguese avant-jazz, and indie rock scenes. <p>VŪtorĎs career has veered from rock (he was the founder of the hit band GNR) through minimalism, folk, punk, thrash metal, electronic and country to free improvisation (29 years with Telectu). Since 1987, he has focused more on classical contemporary composition - for soloists, chamber groups and orchestras and written five operas. Here gets back to his rock roots, bringing all that other buzzing knowledge with him.