Download 2 from 28 Aug 2007 at The Plough E17

unsettled ambient jazz funk

Added 2007-09-09 15:02:21

Even though it has a nice pleasant feel and sound, this piece never settles into a groove. None of the natural cycles and patterns that normally make this kind of thing work are maintained. You get the drums stopping in the middle of a phrase, because my internal clock says I've done a nice round 16 bars, yet I'm completely out with the others. Simeon's background loop doesn't give many clues either, swelling between chords with an indeterminate cycle time, probably meaningful to start with, but the band has now left it behind. And Nick, possibly as a result, never settles into a groove, although I suspect this has more to do with him not having any idea where the first beat of the bar is. And listening back, I must confess it is a bit obscure occasionally... :)

Andrew Booker (electronic drums)
Nick Cottam (bass)
Achilleas Sourlas (flute)
Simeon Harris (guitar)

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