New & Noteworthy: Ronin Arkestra – Redeye Reprisal

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Formed in Tokyo a few years ago Ronin Arkestra has announced the release of their debut project First Meeting via Albert’s Favourites.

The band features a dazzling array of musicians such as members of Kyoto Jazz Sextet, WONK, Cro-Magnon, Root Soul, Sleepwalker, Sauce81, Kyoto Jazz Massive and, is led by Mark de Clive-Lowe.

Their upcoming four-track EP offers an insight into the groups first recording session at Red Bull Studios.

Today we’re sharing ‘Redeye Reprisal’ a track that hits hard right from the top. With soaring horn lines and beautifully seductive keys from Mark de Clive-Lowe, it is drummer Hikaru Arata who is given time to shine in this piece. Wild patterns add to the hectic nature of the piece, creating drama and mystery before it safely delivers you home.

New facets of the groups’ rhythmic makeup are exposed here, find broken beat and soul influences in abundance.

This track is seriously good stuff, take a listen above and look out for the EP coming out this Friday.

Pre-order First Meeting here ahead of its release, and check out the tracklisting below.


1. Stranger Searching
2. Redeye Reprisal
3. The Silk Road Prelude
4. A Love Supreme


CF Smith

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