In an attempt to reflect the tastes of all our followers, whilst also doffing our caps to to the riches of recent releases we’ve decided to celebrate one of 2021’s best albums at our next listening party on Saturday 26th February.

“It’s not easy to pull off an evocative, densely layered epic of sax, strings, synths and singing while maintaining a soft-as-silk touch, but Bristol’s Ishmael Ensemble have achieved that gorgeous balance on their second album. Loosely associated with the UK jazz scene, ringleader Pete Cunningham and co’s sound has more in common with Atoms for Peace, Jon Hopkins or Bon Iver. Here, they weave harp glissando, rippling keys and propulsive beats with a lambent flair that grows richer with every listen.”

Should be a cracker!

Ismael Ensemble

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