What's Real?

A 5 track fusion ep (24m 45s) — released October 1st 2021 on La Sape

This EP is the second batch of tunes we hit record on, though the sessions could not have been more different to the first. Where The Young Ones was meticulously planned, this recording was made on a whim as the busy touring musicians happened to line up their respective touring schedules at the same time. Many of the songs were just sketches, musical experiments that were leaping off out of the territory of the first record and pushing the sound in a number of different directions at once. Some tunes were still in progress right up until the moment of recording, and one was written on the spot in the studio. There was no focus or talk of outcomes for a future release. As with all experiments, some songs did not make the cut. But the selections that have made it onto this vinyl really capture the magic and spontaneous energy of the session with the musicians in full flight, in sync. We welcome Phil Stroud to the collective to offer up a rework of one of these tracks, and further deepen the dialogue between jazz and electronic music.

Blast of energy here - great track and instrumentation. Fresh addition to the jazz landscape! - Quinton Scott STRUT Records

A brilliant edgy number which is still very much in soul-jazz territory - love it. - Tony Minvielle Jazz FM

Perfect balance between jazz and dance! - Louise Chen Rinse France

Superb blend of Jazz & electronic aesthetics. Moving & captivating. - Jay Scarlett Sounds Supreme

Always killer, loving the crossover styles from weirdo electronic to spiritual jazz vibes. Would love to play this in a club. - Marco Weibel Darker Than Wax

Nu-Jazz with all the trimmings - Femi Fem Mi-Soul

Exciting release - Steve Owen Apple Music

What a banger! - Kerem Gokman Dubmission

Superlative - John Osborne Jazz FM

Mega fusion business from JK Group - Contours NTS

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