Following up on last year’s fantastic LP ‘Song’s For Knotty‘, after the evolution from solo Ishmael to the expanded Ensemble, the Severn Songs series marks the most full-bodied and ambitious project yet from multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Pete Cunningham.
This, the first 7″ of three in the series, sees the band deliver two excellent pieces of electronic jazz. ‘The Chapel’ starts as a glimmer on the horizon, yet develops into a war cry. Cosmic synth’s gurgle and fill the initially sparse atmosphere, before being subsumed by overlapping sax lines. The second track, ‘Full Circle’ bring things back down to earth. Busy, clipped drums are encircled by synthetic flurries, culminating in a climactic release.
Stream the two-track release below and while you’re at it, watch the accompanying video for ‘The Chapel’ directed by Amie Nowlan above.
Pete Cunningham: Saxophone, Synthesizers, Keys
Chris Hillier: Keys
Holly Wellington: Piano
Stephen Mullins: Guitar
Jake Spurgeon: Bass
Rory O’Gorman: Drums
Jackson Lapes: Percussion