Thursday, 26 April 2012

audioJazz - Momentum

More fresh vibes from the US of A here, this time from a trio based in Chicago and coming on their own label.

Just the two tracks to choose from (and props to them for not, therefore, trying to label it as an 'EP'... a personal bugbear I noticed Mixmag having a grumble about this month as well). Momentum itself is a slow-burning, jazz-tinged groover with tribal/bruk influences in the percussion and a neat line in gently undulating organ/pad sounds, understated trumpets and softly tinkling ivories. It's more one for warm-up play than anything but it's very cool all the same. On the B, meanwhile, Take A Chance is a more uptempo affair with solid, steady kicks, disconcerting vocal overlays and some more nifty keyboard work… plus a little 303 squelch for good measure.

Interesting, slighly esoteric stuff for the more discerning heads.

Out: This week

About: As stated, this comes on the artists' own audioJazz Music imprint, which is just five releases old. Here's their website, or you can find 'em on Soundcloud and Facebook.

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