Dec 13 2018
Style: Electronic jazz fusion
Favorite Track: “That Strange Summer”
Music from: Scotland, UK
What I like about it: This is a battle between robots and humans. There is a thick electronic presence to this recording, and sometimes the electronic effects achieve a state of dominance over every expression. Sometimes, however, it’s the organic instruments that turn the battle in their favor. But what I like best are when those two opposing forces achieve a unity, still locked in struggle, but in which the end of one and the beginning of the next are not so easy to differentiate. I like how the very opening of the album has the whimsical frivolity of an 80’s action movie soundtrack, but then progresses into increasingly profound expressions of melody and harmony. I like how each time I listen to this recording, the music causes a change in my perception of it, as all of those variables exert their influence upon the listening experience.
Your album personnel: Phil Bancroft (tenor sax), Graeme Stephen (guitar), Stuart Brown (drums, percussion) and Paul Harrison (keyboards, piano, production).
Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
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