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From The North

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From The North

Label: Xxim Records

Genre: Jazz / Avant Garde


  • LP €31.99
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"From The North" both celebrates that heritage & captures the Manchester-based trio at an exciting moment within their trajectory. The opportunity came out of the blue when the band were invited back to do a live session in summer 2023. Now operating as Versa Studio 4, the band felt that the studio had played a significant part of their own musical history – they had already filmed a performance in front of a live audience in 2016 & recorded their 2018 album A Humdrum Star there - & wanted to document both the space & also the fast-developing relationship with newest member, drummer Jon Scott. The decision was taken to get the cameras up close so fans can both see & hear the band at work. For the session the band decided to revisit a couple of tracks from Between Two Waves, their first EP on XXIM Records. The first track, Wave Decay, features a slightly different arrangement to the original recording where Chris scrapped the muted piano & Nick played the Moog Grandmother synthesiser for the solo section instead of the double bass. And Ascent (also from Between Two Waves) has subtly evolved through gigging since its release. The rest of the material taken from their latest album Everything Is Going to Be OK.