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Szun Waves tickets

The Exchange in Bristol

Tuesday 4th December 2018

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 16

“Szun Waves’ jazz is as grounded by the earth’s elements as it is afloat in space” Pitchfork

 
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Szun Waves

“That really has such a magic”

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music

“Szun Waves’ jazz is as grounded by the earth’s elements as it is afloat in space”

Pitchfork

Szun Waves is made up of three members with sparkling pedigrees. Norfolk’s Luke Abbott is well known for his explorations of the zones between pure ambience and the leftmost fringes of club culture. With Portico Quartet and Circle Traps, Jack Wyllie has been in the vanguard of UK fusions of jazz, classical and club music. Australian drummer Laurence Pike has likewise found a unique voice in improvised and experimental music-making, whether in the bands Triosk or PVT, or as a solo artist (his debut album Distant Early Warning was released in March 2018).

In some senses this is jazz, and in its ripples, sparkles and waves of rhythm will certainly chime with anyone turned on by Don Cherry, Alice Coltrane or Sun Ra. But just as much it’s in the British electronic tradition of artists like James Holden (in whose studio the first album was recorded), Four Tet and Nathan Fake that Abbott has emerged from – only now instead of his synths echoing Norfolk’s wide open pastoral landscapes, they’re depicting altogether more celestial vistas. Indeed, the drifting ecstasies of this record take you to dimensions that only the most genre-free musicians can reach: you might hear hints of Can, Ryuichi Sakamoto or even Liars.

But really, this isn’t the sound of any influence other than the influence the three players are having on each other, and how happy that makes them. “It still feels to me like a mystical adventure when we play,” says Abbott, “but there’s a musical language developing between us, we’re starting to make more sense together.”

Music Genres: 

Electronic, Jazz

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