Ishmael Ensemble return with Severn Songs 2

Twistedsoul - Ishmael EnsembleIshmael Ensemble is back with the second release in their Severn Songs series.

Arriving a few months after a bold introductory release imbued with the spirit of new beginnings the follow-up sees the project led by Pete Cunningham slip into a nostalgic haze.

On the new two-track release he throws back to his formative years in Bristol’s late 2000s scene but cast through a prism of jazzwise electronica.

‘Tunnels’ begins with a flurry of drums before being enveloped by sub-bass pressure, like stepping directly into a basement club in full flow. As the track climaxes, saxophones sweep the air like green-spoked lasers overhead, creating a contrast of pinpoint clarity against the background atmosphere. Though sonically well outside Bristol’s dubstep legacy, it accurately portrays the smudged perception of a peak time rave.

Head here to order a copy, listen to new track ‘Tunnels’ and check out the tracklist below.

Hopefully, the third instalment won’t be too far behind.


1. Tunnels
2. First Light

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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