Project K-Paz is a musical collective specializing in Spontaneous Music: 100% pure improvisation. They create music in the moment, which is the sum of the musicians present. Musicians from around the world gather with the goal of creating something special and unique. A mixture of genres, styles and musical cultures that erupts into this representation of art at its best.
The band started in 2009 in Boston, from inside Berklee College of Music, where Álvaro Kapaz (guitar) and Pablo Eluchans (drums) met and went to school together, along with Josh Fobare, the bandʼs first keyboard player. Their debut album Nothing to Something, recorded at Avatar Studios (today Power Station), was released later that year, and in 2010 they moved to NYC, where Adam Ahuja (keys) joined the band. Through the years theyʼve had several bass players in their formation, like Laurent Salzard (France), Reuben Cainer (England), Juha Poysa (Finland), Alex Hayes (US), and Gustavo Santos (Brazil). They now live between New York City and Sao Paulo, where they continue to play mainly as a 4-piece, but for this upcoming release they decided to try something different.
Post-something represents their first trio adventure, and marks the bandʼs second release after a long time. Their musicality has changed, they have evolved individually and collectively, but the purpose of the music remains the same: to stay true to the art that is Spontaneous Music, creating only the purest, most emotionally driven music, which is just the most simple and direct sum of its parts: the musicians.
The name and artwork for the record were inspired by a deep reflection of our times. We are in a controversial era, when the world seems easily polarized and tensions quickly rise. But the future lies in the hands of the new generations, who bring us hope of a reality that will build bonds out of bleak surroundings, turning our differences into strengths, and discover a new unity for our humanity. How we as humans choose to deal with sadness, loss, excitement, madness, joy, love.
All that, is reflected in the music that was performed that night, in a way that only Spontaneous Music can deliver. The album was recorded in one night at PINCH Recording in LIC, mixed in two weeks, and released exactly 3 months after being recorded. It also marks Project K-Pazʼs first release with Infinity Gritty (Ropeadope), and feels exactly like its title, the next step, the aftermath, Post-something.
Álvaro Kapaz - guitar
Adam Ahuja - keyboards & synth-bass
Pablo Eluchans - drums
Produced by Project K-Paz
E Scott Lindner - Recording & Mixing Engineer
Kevin Blackler - Mastering Engineer
Recorded and Mixed by E Scott Lindner at PINCH
RECORDING, in Long Island City, NY
Mastered by Kevin Blackler at BLACKLER MASTERING
Artwork - Álvaro Kapaz & Adam Ahuja
All songs written and performed in the moment by Álvaro Kapaz, Adam Ahuja & Pablo Eluchans
Release Date: May 25, 2018