Beatless interludes and complex jazz structure, propulsive or in the pocket, with signature Tony Allen embellishments or with spectral synths to the fore.

A new chapter. Co-architect of Afro-beat, the legendary drummer Tony Allen has taken over percussion duties.

The project’s trajectory is maintained — fearlessly combining dubwise techno, classical music and jazz — but the prevailing mood feels looser and more organic than ever before. Allen’s imperious percussive work sits tantalisingly in the mix. The funkiest drummer in the world meets the electronics of Von Oswald and Loderbauer in ways that render the project in fresh, vivid colours.

There are 4/4 tracks, beatless interludes and complex jazz structures — propulsive (3) or in the pocket (1); with signature Allen embellishments (4) or with spectral synths to the fore (5). The sense of space is dramatically immense; every crevice is richly detailed.

The sense of space is dramatically immense; every crevice is richly detailed. Individually, von Oswald, Loderbauer and Allen are formidable and hugely influential musicians. As a trio, they’ve conjured something truly remarkable.

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1SOUNDING LINE 1
2SOUNDING LINE 2
3SOUNDING LINE 3
4SOUNDING LINE 4
5SOUNDING LINE 5 (SPECTRE)
6SOUNDING LINE 6
7SOUNDING LINE 7
8SOUNDING LINE 8

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Label
Honest Jons Records
Release Date
June 2015
Publishing
Shining Music
Management
Eric Trosset

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