favourite things | 3.18

favourite things 3.18 – DJM Trio, Blameful Isles, Ill Considered, Nubya Garcia & Maxwell Owin, Neue Grafik, Glenn Astro & Hodini feat. Ajnascent, Mildlife, Tristan de Liège, The Motion Orchestra, Louis VI, Bishop Nehru feat. Kaytranada, QSTN, MED & Guilty Simpson feat. Black Milk, IDK feat. Joey Bada$$ & Russ, Tyler, The Creator, Mick Jenkins, Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program, Lojii feat. Vida Jafari, Jaze Baqti, Bugseed, BLVCK SPVDE feat. Bianca Fitzpatrick, Najii Person, Zado, Brenk Sinatra, FloFilz, Nitai Hershkovits feat. MNDSGN, Phil Stroud

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Ill Considered 3

The third album from Ill Considered has been a revelatory part of the journey for its members. While the first album was completely improvised in a two hour session involving all four musicians and no pre-written tunes, the second album was a live gig recorded at The Crypt Jazz Club, London, involving mainly compositions.

A session was booked at the same studio in which Ill Considered’s first album was created, and the four musicians met (this time with Satin Singh on percussion) with a view to recording some pre-written melodies as well as some fresh, improvised material. The band soon realised that although the pre-written tunes were to some degree working nicely, there was no comparison with the vibe, energy, spontaneity and overall freedom of the fully improvised material. There is a musical freedom that this particular combination of musicians needs to express – throwing caution to the wind they create soundscapes, atmospheres, dreamy groove based journeys immediately in the moment, held together by deeply felt musical interaction and the interspersion of hooky bass lines and melodies. Using simple but effective motifs, the band again manage to build from delicate, intimate moments of emotion to screaming climaxes and drum and bass inspired head-bangers.

Available on all formats via Bandcamp.

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