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Ah the tale of the angry young Scotsman. Still waiting on a folkloric level of freedom. A heavy jazz fairytale for boys with toys. Shake your spurtles vigourously. #brawfechter
Definitely occupying the heavier end of jazz, Renegades is built on strong riffs, dense soundscapes, duelling horns, sludgy guitar and ferocious drumming, combined with samples from 1950s Sci-Fi shows on American public radio to create an abstract, instrumental sci-fi concept album of sorts… The product of five musicians who, while becoming prominent in Scotland’s late-night funk scene via a multitude of other projects, have not lost touch with the angry, visceral rock and metal of their younger days. Nor do they ignore the effect of a good riff. Expect to see more of them at the heavier end of a jazz festival programme, or the weirder end of a metal night. Tom Pickles: saxophones, flute, piano; Charles Dearness: trumpet; Jed Potts: guitars, lap steel; Tom Wilkinson: bass; Richard Kass: drums, cymbals.
May 24, 2017
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