New & Noteworthy: Flock

According to the proverb, birds of a feather flock together, and what a talented flock we have here!

With a line-up boasting five leading musicians from London’s open-minded jazz and experimental scenes, Flock consists of Bex Burch, Sarathy Korwar, Dan “Danalogue” Leavers, Al MacSween and Tamar Osborn; so you know this is going to be a bit special.

The press release piqued my interest because it mentioned Burch, and anything she’s involved in is worth looking into, but then I discovered the four other unique ingredients, which blew my mind.

Ahead of their self-titled album dropping on 20th May, we’re sharing the pulsating, searching opener ‘Expand’.

Speaking about their experimental approach, Burch explains, “I wrote texts as scores for the session and the emphasis was on breathing and listening to each other. Improvisation is composition in itself,” continues Burch, “so although the music was freely improvised, we sometimes chose to stay on form and rhythm, repeating melodies and groove.”

So far, this record sounds truly magical, and we can’t wait to hear more. Hold tight Flock is coming!

Flock Tracklisting:

1. Expand
2. Prepare to let go
3. Sounds welcome
4. It’s complicated
5. What purpose
6. Murmuration
7. Bold dream
8. My resonance
9. How many are one?
10. Fully breathed

CF Smith

Permeating your ears with good music.

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