Skeltr to release Dorje

Going on YouTube footage of their earlier work the beefy grooves of Skeltr are a new band to keep an eye out for this autumn, with Dorje set to be released on 9 October. A duo, Sam Healey (keys) and Craig Hanson (drums) with added synths, vocals …

Published: 27 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days.

Going on YouTube footage of their earlier work the beefy grooves of Skeltr are a new band to keep an eye out for this autumn, with Dorje set to be released on 9 October.

A duo, Sam Healey (keys) and Craig Hanson (drums) with added synths, vocals and guest features, Skeltr are the latest to sign to Ubuntu and Dorje is their second album.

There's more about the band on the label site.

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Thumbscrew, The Anthony Braxton Project, Cuneiform

Thumbscrew have managed, a little like the codebreakers in the second world war, to crack the seemingly uncrackable. They locate what makes Anthony Braxton tick here with this by turns punky thrash and serene contemplation of the more obscure work …

Published: 27 Jul 2020. Updated: 7 days.

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Thumbscrew have managed, a little like the codebreakers in the second world war, to crack the seemingly uncrackable. They locate what makes Anthony Braxton tick here with this by turns punky thrash and serene contemplation of the more obscure work of the master. In the process of celebrating his 75th birthday they take on previously unrecorded pieces by Braxton from the vaults and you'd be surprised what they find, a stubornly swinging treat on 'Composition No 79' for instance; or the gravity defying momentum achieved on 'Composition No 52' and that's just for starters. The stripped back trio [Tomas Fujiwara - drums and vibraphone; Mary Halvorson - guitar; Michael Formanek - double bass] open up the material and let it breathe in exhilarating fashion.