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Just One Night

  • Artist: TU M'
  • Title: Just One Night
  • Label: Dekorder (Germany)
  • Release: 2005
  • Format: CD (DL)
  • Edition: 500
  • Lenght: 37:39
  • 01 An Afternoon In The Country 4:06
  • 02 Lonely As A Cloud 5:45
  • 03 The Moon On The Sea 4:01
  • 04 Blue Blur 4:11
  • 05 Rain In The Streets 4:09
  • 06 Rain Turning To Sleet 2:16
  • 07 Strange Sleep 4:55
  • 08 Wake Up, Wake Up 2:23
  • 09 The First Rays Of The Sun 5:53 / download

All compositions by Rossano Polidoro and Emiliano Romanelli. Recorded in the nights between January and August 2004.

Mastering: Marcus Schmickler
Cover design: TU M'
Photographs: 2bunnies

Their new album titled Just One Night still contains their trademark improvisations on guitars, alto sax, flutes, toy keyboards, alto flugelhorn, percussion, harmonica, etc. looped, processed and edited into compositions, combined with field recordings and the odd vinyl sample used occassionally. These raw materials are sculpted into beautifully melancholic songs all dealing with the night theme, making this their most coherent album yet. The album has been mastered by Marcus Schmickler. — Dekorder, Press Release


Operating from a tiny village in Italy, Emiliano Romanelli and Rossano Polidoro have, over the course of several releases, developed a truly distinctive sound, and ‘Just One Night’ is possibly their most coherent release so far. It's not just that Tu M' (named after a painting by Marcel Duchamp) use sound sources out of the ordinary – plenty of others incorporate acoustic guitar, saxophone, toy keyboards and flute into their music – it's the way that they edit these sources together in a fashion which combines the precisely surgical and the winningly quixotic. It's all about cunningly presented detail: the evanescent melodica flitting from channel to channel in ‘Strange Sleep’; the rattling rimshots lurking in the depths as ‘Blue Blur’ sways through cubist jazz bar scapes; the tiny, throaty female gasp that punctuates the off-kilter whirl of ‘An Afternoon In The Country’. ‘The First Rays Of The Sun’ is a pristine example of the painterly mastery of Tu M' – an elliptical, wistful, immmaculate collection of sonic fragments held in beautiful, unresolved suspension.— Chris Sharp, The Wire

Tu M', named for Duchamp's final painting, are a duo from a small village in central Italy. Their music is made up of improvisations on a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments which are then electronically post-processed. The result is an attractively warm and detailed organic sound. Just One Night opens with ‘An Afternoon In The Country’ whose rhythmic patterns are stitched together using the briefest of vocal samples – an intake of breath succeeded by the strum of an acoustic guitar, the throaty parp of a saxophone and the burbling of electronics. The music is busy with a gradual metamorphosis that reveals the perennial influence of Steve Reich, though reconfigured into a more colourful, freer soundworld. ‘Lonely As A Cloud’ is more reflective, but retains the delicate meshing of acoustic and electronic. The repeatedly blown instruments might almost be a gentle evocation of train horns passing in the middle distance, their blare reduced to something breathier and less klaxon-like. It's pure projection – clearly prompted by the CD's title – but Just One Night feels like an evocation of summer nights, when the seasonal heat, failing to dissipate, suffuses the darkness and sounds acquire an almost hallucinatory clarity. A lovely sense of wonder – or even – a wonderful sense of loveliness obtains from absorbing this music, but Tu M' succeed at times in achieving something more challenging than mere loveliness. Their music is also intermittently difficult and challenging. Alternating with simpler, more becalmed pieces, tracks such as ‘Strange Sleep’ and ‘Wake Up, Wake Up’ are made up of a microscopic, ever-shifting activity that coheres into its respective form much as, say, Tony Cragg's wall reliefs, made of plastic detritus, only begin to make sense from a distance. The music's challenge is a delayed one however: first impressions suggest a generalised mellifluousness. Only gradually does the complexity of the assembly reveal itself which is very much the reverse of the normal order of experience whereby persistence with something challenging repays dividends of insight. Instead, certain tracks appear to wriggle free from their perceived forms. Hats off also to the gorgeous cover design – a slim and elegant card construction with four lovely colour images of nighttime townscapes. Well worth seeking out.— Colin Buttimer, BBC Music Online

Tu m' is the Italian duo who bring us the well curated Mr. Mutt collection as well as amassing their own catalogue of electronic gems. 'Just One Night' is one of the highlights of their career thus far and is delivered like a day at the fair, serene and playful, jumbled collected chaos that all seems spacey, yet reacts like a well trained pug. It's a slice of interpretive Butoh, managing to be both methodically reflective and yet awkwardly bright. I'm reminded of an automobile manufacturing plant in the hands of a surgeon performing a precise incision on ‘The Moon on the Sea.’ Mastered by sound crafter Marcus Schmickler, this has an overall orchestral feel, more so than their previous work, tuning and resizing their composition with a wide-open live feel especially prominent on ‘Rain in the Streets’. Just One Night is like a ghostly carousel ride, with weary-eyed colorful lighted spots and whimsical diametric handling. Hinted at are traditional Italian and Mediterranean folk music rhythms (‘Strange Sleep’), but throughout this night there's a continuous wiggly warmth that causes anything but commotion, just a laid back, lazy siesta.— TJ Norris, Igloo Magazine

Tu m' are a duo from a small village in central Italy, the pair consisting of Emiliano Romanelli and Rossano Polidoro. Using sophisticated Musique Concrete methods, Just One Night is a collection of instrumental field recordings, with lashings of processed and heavily edited instrumentation containing anything from flugelhorn, flutes and harmonica to guitar and keyboards.The results are a little hit and miss, but Just One Night does creep up on you with repeat plays, reaping the occasional reward for its bravery and attempted originality.The track titles depict various picturesque environments, for example An Afternoon In The Country, The Moon On The Sea, Rain Turning To Sleet, and it would no doubt be an interesting experiment to play these tracks in the company of such scenic surroundings, alas one is more likely to have to use their imagination as the music does not always transport you there.I did, however, find some tracks impossibly attractive, such as The Moon On The Sea, which is so perfectly evocative, as waves of distorted synths disperse a moody ambience over drifting, tranquil currents. Blue Blur, with its distant haze of jazz samples also entirely succeeds in positioning the listener as an impartial observer to an unclarified musical renaissance era with absorbing appeal.Tu'm sits comfortably alongside electronic composers such as Christian Fennesz, Mum, and Marsen Jules, although Just One Night periodically struggles to match them for consistency. — Barcodezine.com

The idea of concept album is out and about widely in electronica and experimental music but rarely ever is it executed in sich a consequently and aboundingly obvious manner as with TU M's ‘just one night’. That and the intense focus on details awashed in textures are the main attractions of this fine record. The night in description is one of lonely contemplation, where time seems to stand still and slip by at the same time. Time to ponder about the wonders the last day has brought and the future will bring. A slow and silent moment of immobility and reflection, and thereby a welcome and rare instance of being able to breathe for a while. If there was a possibility to stretch this music from CD-length to eight hours I'd spend a night awake drifting through the various moods soundtracking the change of image and vision the night offers. I won't follow the argument that condensing the stretch of nighttime into less is an advantage for less time needed, because I am not generally convinced that higher speed and efficiency are wholeheartedly good things. If these tracks were recorded in just one night – which they were not – the record probably would have been good only for one night. And even though I can see the attraction of one night stands quite clearly – also knowing that the essential part of a one night stand won't last a lot longer than this CD – I am also a person leaning towards the idea of a longlasting and substantial relationship. Do you see how this seemingly rather superficial issue of ‘one night’ turns into a generous and relieving discussion of matters of love and time. Could there be more philosophical issues available? Of course, existence – but we might get to that later. The theme of ‘just one night’ is carried through with originality and distinction. Little things make up bigger things, like the lonely saxophone in ‘Blue Blur’ – a great take on the wee hours and the ‘Coltrane plays the Blues’–atmosphere of late night getting ready for rest – or the waves of low noise washing in on ‘the moon and the sea’. And these bitparts and layers are being condensed into atmospherically exciting and at the same time soothing aural textures. Of course, it starts off a little more dynamic, settles down to the middle into a looped mood that doesn't care about time, and then gets off a little stronger again when the sun comes up. This way there will be finely crafted ambient noise drones as well as drifting and jingling electronica tracks. The song titles give it away: From ‘an afternoon in the country’ through ‘Rain in the streets’ and ‘rain turning to sleet’ up to ‘Wake up Wake up’ and finally of course ‘The first rays of the sun’ the music accompanies the listener through this special night. It is therefore only logical that ‘Strange Sleep’ should consist of an adversely plucked acoustic guitar that is mixed to some organ and harmonica sounds from the middle onwards and displays a subdued form of nervous twitches. Or that the last track ‘First rays of the sun’ is a dreamy accumulation of strummer guitar chords with lots of echo and flanger on the turned down amp. It isn't at all hard to make up a story to go with the music, but I am afraid it will be rather tedious to read if you ain't really really good at drawing the reader into your descriptions of inner thoughts and moods. Music has an easier grip on people that way. ‘Just one night’ might be the most easily accessible album to be released on Dekorder yet, but no less fulfilling the promise of experimental electronica that the servings by Black To Comm, Matt Wand or Voks have made me expect. This promise consist of executing an distinctive idea, maybe music made with gameboys or from decoding colour filters via software, and thereby presenting a pleasurable and enjoyable listening experience. For even if it is art, what would it be worth if it doesn't please your ganglias as well as tickle them into movement. Some more label-talk: TU M' are Emiliano Romanelli and Rossano Polidoro, who also run the mp3-label TU M'P3, which provides artists with pictures made by a webcam to produce some music to. Submitters include Dälek, Sinistri, Joshua Treble, TV Pow, Voks, Mitchell Akiyama, Oren Ambarchi, FS Blumm, Greg Davis, Frans De Waard, Donna Summer, Farmers Manual, Erik Friedlander, David Grubbs, Andrey Kiritchenko, Cordell Klier, Alan Licht, My Jazzy Child, KK Null, Ghislain Poirier, Radian, Ned Rothenberg, Scanner, si-cut.db, Tonne, Un caddie renverse dans le herbe, to name just those that strike a match in the Cracked oven of warm welcome and are all well worth checking out. After all, if you spend a night downloading these soundtracks, you'll all ready have the best aural ambience provider. — Monochrom.at

TU M´, a duo from Italy, are highly productive at the moment. Next to contributing electronics to the new Simon Fisher-Turner CD and maintaining their excellent TUMP3 website, ‘Just One Night’ is already their second or third release in a year. I really liked TU M´s album on the Irish Fällt label that sounded like Windy & Carl in their best moments. The music on ‘Just One Night’ might be described as ambient, but that doesn´t really hit the mark. Instruments, such as guitars, a piano, flutes, alto sax, etc. are recorded, digitally processed, looped and put together in such an organic way that you really have to listen closely to detect all the fine details. At times, TU M´ remind me of Fennesz (e.g. on ‘The Moon on the Sea’), other times the CD skipping digital glitch (like on the opening track ‘An Afternoon in the Country’) recalls early Oval. In fact, TU M´ have started a band called Steno with Frank Metzger who was a member of Oval on their first two albums. Despite these references, TU M´ play in their own league. Their detailed sonic cosmos is incredibly unique. Their compositons are well structured, but the structure is so loose that it sounds almost improvised. A good example is the five-minute long ‘Strange Sleep.’ A jazzy bossa nova guitar chord is looped, doubled, the next loop takes over. After a while, I don´t even try to follow what´s happening anymore. I´m so caught up in the ambience of the song that it doesn´t matter anymore how it was assembled. A fantastic release. — Stephan Bauer, Digitalisindustries.com

Had provocateurs Rossano Polidoro and Emiliano Romanelli lived eighty years ago, they might have been dada figures performing alongside Hugo Ball at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland (it's hardly coincidental that in 1998 the Città Sant' Angelo duo christened themselves Tu m' in honour of Marcel Duchamp's last painting and that Mr. Mutt, the name of their CD-label, also references Duchamp). Just as they would have adapted with consummate ease to the collage strategies of the earlier era's designers and artists, so too do Polidoro and Romanelli evidence a similar mischievous bent in their current work. Yet while the experimental spirit is very much alive on Just One Night, Tu m' parlays it into a rather sober and melancholic travelogue that begins in the afternoon and extends through the night before ending the next morning. Song titles clearly suggest a programmatic dimension. The opener ‘An Afternoon in the Country,’ for example, presents a jaunty wonderland of tinkles and pulsating hiccups, while the closer, ‘The First Rays of the Sun,’ awakens to bright guitar flutter. Night-time pieces like ‘Lonely as a Cloud’ and ‘The Moon on the Sea’ are meditative by comparison, with fragments of alto sax, flute, toy keyboards, flugelhorn, and harmonica looped, processed, and edited into somnambulant 'scapes. Exhibiting an especially strong talent for transmuting acoustic sounds using digital tools, Tu m' turns a jazzy fragment of acoustic bass, piano sprinkles, and drum brushes into meditative stutter (‘Blue Blur’) and slices acoustic guitar strums into glitchy skips that recall Oval (‘Strange Sleep’). While only tangentially dada-like, Just One Night nonetheless impresses as a memorable nocturnal excursion. — Signal To Noise

Those familiar with the output of Tu m' since their debut on Jason Kahn's Cut label a few years ago won't be surprised by this latest offering from Italian laptoppers Rossano Polidoro and Emiliano Romanelli. Taking The Wire's Rob Young at his word – worship the glitch – the Tu m' working method consists of making a selection of tasty samples (lazy bossanova guitar, gently ambient cocktail bar piano, smoky nightclub sax, and more or less recognisable snatches of well-known minimalists) and letting their software loop, layer, squash and squeeze it into accessible but often elusive and asymmetrical song forms. Just One Night is as sumptuous as ever – ‘Blue Blur’ is particularly gorgeous – but I'll admit a slight preference for the pair's spikier, funkier outings (Pink Shark remains a personal favourite). Romanelli and Polidoro are evidently so in love with their material that they often let it get the upper hand; a bit of training wouldn't go amiss. Just because you love the family cat to death doesn't mean you're going to let it scratch the sofa to bits, eat the goldfish and leave mutilated small rodents bleeding to death on the Axminster. — Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic

Auch »Just One Night« (Dekorder/A-Musik/Mdos) von TU M' hat es in sich. Das Duo aus einem zentralitalienischen Dorf, das das MP3-Label TU M'p3 betreibt (Soundtracks zu Webcam-Bildern u.a. mit Musik von Noël Akchoté), mag Duchamp-Referenzen und verliert sich in weitläufigen Improvisationen, die, kombiniert mit field recordings, zu so noch nie gehörten Kompositionen ediert werden. Ein weiter Raum, wo Flügelhorn, Harmonica, Gitarren u.v.m. geloopt werden, die nach dem Mastering von Markus Schmickler wie ein ungeschliffener Diamant schimmern. (Alfred Pranzl) …Tu m' sind auch nicht gerade Ohrenpiercing. Das italienische Duo improvisiert auf akustischen Instrumenten und murmelt das ganze dann sehr klug am Computer zu so etwas wie Songs zusammen. Angereichert mit der einen oder anderen Feldaufnahme ergibt das eine sehr dichte, seltsame Stimmung, die dann manchmal auch leicht ins Esoterische kippen darf. Aber nur, weil Eno das auch durfte und weil alles gewieft hintertürig montiert wird. Gepriesen sei das Cover dieser CD im Übrigen. »Nada« von pxp hat dafür ein auf den ersten Blick extrem uninformatives Cover. Dazu passt, dass ich den Pressetext versust habe… — Sebastian Reier, Skug

Ach, was für eine bezaubernde Platte. Die beiden Italiener, die auch diese sehr feine Webseite mit MP3s machen, haben ihre elegantesten, stimmungsvollsten Tracks hier für ein Album versammelt, das ihre Improvisationen klingen lässt wie Elegien und selbst bei den kleinsten digitalen Sounds noch eine Harmoniesucht an den Tag legen, die einfach unschlagbar ist. Magische CD mit den schönsten und zugänglichsten Stücken von Tu M' die ich kenne. bleed *****— De:Bug

TU M', on aime ! De l'arti-dandy Marcel Duchamps (à qui le duo emprunte son nom et celui de leur label Mr Mutt) à l'Eurocity, l'électro nocturne peut se révéler étrangement douce. Just one night bercera notre semaine avec ses intentions/émotions raffinées. Derrière cette appellation amusante empruntée à une ultime toile de Marcel Duchamp, on retrouve deux multi-instrumentistes italiens : Emiliano Romanelli et Rossano Polidoro qui ont collaboré avec Frank Metzger (ex Oval), l'artiste sonore Steve Roden ou encore, plus récemment le compositeur-vidéaste britannique Simon Fisher Tuner. Just one night nous plonge dans une nuit à la fois multiple et abstraite peuplée de flûtes aussi solitaires que venteuses (Lonely as a cloud) de guitares doucement épileptiques (Strange sleep) et de vagues acoustico-cosmiques (The moon on the sea). Le duo accomplit ici un travail raffiné n'effaçant jamais le souffle et le touché par les traitements digitaux qui sculptent respectueusement des matières aussi musicales que sonores. Signalons encore que l'excellent Marcus Schmickler (Pluramon) en charge du mastering, a concouru à faire de cet album précieux une élégante dérive musico-cinématique dans la cité occidentale du XXIème siècle. Visitez aussi le site www.tu-m.com/tump3.htm où le duo propose un web label « tu M'P 3 » avec des « bandes-sons pour images » originales de Akira Rabelais, Joshua Treble, Simon Fisher Tuner et bien d'autres aventuriers électroniques. — Philippe Franck, Music–octopus.com

Le duo italien Tu M', composé de Emiliano Romanelli et de Rossano Polidoro, a de la suite dans les idées. Depuis 1998 le groupe, dont le nom s'inspire d'une toile de Marcel Duchamp, ne s'est pas contenté de sortir des disques sur différents labels (Phtalo, Fällt, ERS/Staalplaat...) il a aussi créé son propre label, Mr.Mutt (Marcel Duchamp, quand tu nous tiens...) ainsi qu'un MP3-label qui consiste à mettre en ligne des bandes-son d'artistes qui illustrent des images webcam. Ainsi on peut retrouver des compositeurs et musiciens comme David Grubbs, Voice Crack, Chris Cutler ou Dälek. Les deux hommes ne s'arrêtent pas là puisqu'ils viennent d'initier un nouveau projet, Steno, avec Frank Metzger (Oval) ainsi qu'une collaboration avec Simon Fisher Turner. Tu M' se disperse mais toujours sans jamais se perdre totalement et c'est avec les idées claires qu'ils ont enregistré ce Just One Night. Autant dire que ce type de diversification incite fortement à s'intéresser de plus près au cas Tu M'. Cet album, produit par Marcus Schmickler (Pluramon), laisse la part belle à une certaine forme d'improvisation ainsi qu'à des instruments organiques (saxophone, flûtes, guitares, percussions...) mais le tout est traité de manière à ce que l'électronique reste le moteur premier de l'ensemble. Evoluant dans des zones brumeuses qui laissent une large place au spleen, la musique de Tu M' semble se confiner dans une sorte de léthargie apaisante qui annonce des nuits insomniaques. D'ailleurs la nuit est le thème assumé par ce disque. On imagine alors très bien ces grandes cités urbaines vidées de leurs populations et qui laissent libre cours aux lumières artificielles et aux ambiances irréelles. Là où le jour donne un semblant de vie, la nuit, quant à elle, inspire des décors inertes, des vies comme mises entre parenthèses et des instants figés où tout semble possible. Les perceptions ne sont plus les mêmes et Tu M' se veut comme le vecteur de ce genre de sentiments. Sans vraiment convaincre totalement, le duo atteint le but recherché. On pourra alors se prêter au jeu ou rester de marbre. Là encore cela ne sera qu'une affaire de perception. — Liabilitywebzine.com

Die nacht geloofde ik sinds lang weer in de kracht van de sterrenhemel. 'Just One Night' was de soundtrack die de nacht duizend kleuren gaf. Als een zachte gids, onvoorziene gast leidde hij me rond, liet me dingen die ik kende anders horen als (n)ooit tevoren. Ze zijn een duo, schier onbekend, met een rijk gevuld curriculum vitae. Het lijkt een contradictie, maar het kan. De twee Italianen, Emiliano Romanelli en Rossano Polidoro zijn vakmensen in het bewerken, bijknippen en uitpuren van hun eigen improvisatieoefeningen. Gitaar, harmonica, schaarse percussie, sax en speelgoedkeyboards, het behoort allemaal tot hun rijke instrumentarium en het komt moeiteloos samen in de muzikale omgeving die ze creëren. Hemels fris, smaakvol, creatief en gewoon erg mooi, raakt Tu M' net als Ezekiel Honig en Morgan Packard de gevoelige snaar. Honig en Packard zoeken op 'Early Morning Migration' naar een moeilijk evenwicht. Packard, een klassiek geschoolde muzikant, werkte de basis van de plaat uit en liet ze daarna door Honig, een autodidact die vooral met de pc aan de slag gaat, bewerken, inkleuren en hier vooral uitkleden en herleiden tot de essentie. Deze aparte benadering zorgt ervoor dat 'Early Morning Migration' een gevoelige tweestrijd met zich meedraagt. De klassieke methodiek van Packard die ingekapseld wordt door de experimenteerdrang van Honig balanceert constant, maar erg natuurlijk, tussen moderne compositie en microritmiek. Het is vooral de integriteit en het zorgvuldige handwerk die 'Just One Night' en 'Early Morning Migration' zou uitzonderlijk maken. Twee parels die fonkelen in de nacht, sterren kleven aan de hemel, klaar om geplukt te worden.— P.D.S., Gonzo Circus

Das italienische Kleinstadtduo outet sich als Duchamp-Fans und kollaboriert mit Elektronikern wie Oval's Frank Metzgers oder Simon Fisher Turner. Diese tollen 9 ClickCutSample-Tracks hingegen sind eine impressionistische Reise durch die Nacht zum Morgen.— Terz

…eccone degli altri che non tarderanno a raggiungerne la notorietà. Intanto i pescaresi Tu m' già possono vantare una discreta fama internazionale, pubblicazioni per importanti marchi stranieri, la gestione dell'etichetta Mr.Mutt (con appendice online) e lavori con Steve Roden e Simon Fisher Turner (un album in via di stampa su Mute), ma è probabilmente col disco in esame che faranno il grande salto. ‘Just One Night’ esalta un lessico via via raffinato del corso del tempo, imploso nello sbriciolamento di improvvisazioni acustiche in fase di post-produzione, magia del quotidiano dal malconcio e malinconico sentimento rurale che ne avvolge le musiche e le porta diritte su quella soglia del sogno già varcata da gente come Fennesz e Akiyama. 7/8 — Nicola Catalano, Blow Up

Solo una notte, quella in cui ci fanno immergere gli abruzzesi Rossano Polidoro e Emiliano Romanelli, noti ormai a livello internazionale come TU M': dopo una lunga serie di collaborazioni e esperienze, il lavoro che emerge dai quaranta minuti scarsi di Just One Night e' di profonda rifinitura – c'e' anche lo zampino di Marcus Schmickler – e sintesi espressiva. Come loro stessi sottolineano – potete leggere l'intervista qui – l'evocazione sonora di una notte e' l'occasione per scoprire piccoli dettagli nell'ombra, frammento che rilucono o che avvolgono misteriosamente lo sguardo. Le metafore di tipo ‘visuale’ non sono inappropriate per una musica che si svolge secondo una narrativita' sospesa e filmica, che riesce a trovare chiavi di lettura immaginifiche all'incanto digitale. Il lavoro sul tessuto sonico integra elementi chiaramente elettronici con altri di provenienza acustica, secondo un malinconico sfasamento delle cellule melodiche che puo' in qualche modo rimandare alle suggestioni di Fennesz: a differenza dell'austriaco, qui la tessitura e' piu' varia, si nutre di diversi bagliori [si ascolti ad esempio il bellissimo sogno interrotto di ‘Strange Sleep’] e si ricompone ogni volta in anelli di estatica trasparenza. Disco che piacera' per la sua immediatezza anche a chi non e' particolarmente addentro alla scena elettronica, ‘Just One Night’ conferma i TU M' come una delle realta' piu' rilevanti in un universo saturo di proposte. Non vergogniamoci di andarne fieri! — Enrico Bettinello, All About Jazz

Il titolo e la copertina di ‘Just One Night’ fanno pensare ad un disco notturno, e l'ascolto conferma questa prima impressione. Nessuna sorpresa, quindi? Tutt'altro. Innanzi tutto ci sono gli aromi che, a dispetto di ogni previsione, sono bucolici, lontani dal ritmo della notte metropolitana – quello stesso ritmo che aveva caratterizzato il precedente ‘Pink Shark’ – e spruzzati da un fondotinta di nostalgia. La nostalgia è una percezione tipicamente latina, e i tu m' sbarcano nella spiaggia della teutonica Dekorder con il loro bagaglio mediterraneo, confezionando il disco giusto per quel marchio, sicuramente, ma con un'acclimatazione così sfacciatamente temperata da far navigare la memoria fino alla mitica rotonda sul mare di Fred Buongusto. Il mood è quello, anche se sono diversi gli strumenti utilizzati per la sua rappresentazione. ‘Just One Night’ è il disco più d'atmosfera fatto dai tu m', la rappresentazione di un ciclo notturno, a partire dal tema brioso del 'pomeriggio in campagna' per arrivare a quello trasparente che accoglie i 'primi raggi del sole'. E poteva mancare la risacca delle onde che arrivano e scivolano via sotto lo sguardo della luna (The Moon On The Sea), sguardo che poi si posa indiscreto sulle malinconiche note jazzate di Blue Blur o su quelle morriconiane di Rain In The Street. Sono carezze che, dietro i soliti moduli decostruttivi, nascondono suadenti fraseggi dal morbido estro latino-americano, dapprima ben occultato e poi flashato con dovizia di particolari in Strange Sleep, strano sonno (sogno) prima del risveglio (Wake Up, Wake Up). Con ‘Just One Nigjt’ i tu m' scrivono una pagina classica e ci riesce difficile capire dove questo loro viaggio, iniziato solo cinque anni fa alla corte di Jason Kahn e Chris Cutler, possa andare a parare in futuro. Ma questo è il bello del gioco. — Etero Genio, Sands–zine.com