Krautrock…Eno-esque minimalism…resembles a BBC Radiophonic Workshop monster 7/10

Punk-jazzers moving into wierder territory on fourth LP.

This Bristol-based quartet have been steadily moving away from their initial incarnation as an Ornette Coleman tribute band with every successive release. On their fourth album, the vestiges of “jazz” are still there but they sound more interesting when they lurch into other territories, like Krautrock (“Viking Death Moped”) or Eno-esque minimalism (“Luposcope”). Best of all are the bits where they are put real-time digital effects on the saxophone and trumpet frontline, to the point that a sax solo starts to contain radical bends in pitch, or a trumpet is filtered until it resembles a BBC Radiophonic Workshop monster.

Posted September 11, 2015