New & Noteworthy: Graham Costello’s Strata – Cygnus

Graham Costello’s Strata – Cygnus

‘Cygnus’ is a one-off single by Glaswegian post-genre six-piece, Graham Costello’s STRATA.

Described by The Times as “thrilling” and Jazzwise as “ones to watch”, the group has gained acclaim in Scotland and abroad through its innovative blend of jazz, progressive rock, and minimalism.

Their first release of 2020 is Cygnus, a 10 minute aural assault which builds into a polyrhythmic eruption of heady guitar lines and Zeppelin horn blasts, underscored throughout by head-spinning drum patterns.

STRATA is fronted by composer, arranger, and masterful drummer Graham Costello, who, alongside leading STRATA, powers the drums behind rising Scottish collective corto.alto and doom-jazz trio AKU. Graham’s hard-working, DIY approach to music-making has helped put Glasgow’s buzzing, independent music scene on the map.

Their second album is set for release in Autumn 2020, and sees their first release on Gearbox Records.

Tune in below!            

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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