December 6, 2013 7:16 pm

Fringe Magnetic: Clocca

Album captures the surrealism of breakdown and alienation on pieces inspired more by literature than jazz
 

Trumpeter Rory Simmons’ ambitious compositions inject the jerky angles of contemporary UK jazz into the dense, modern-classical textures of a 12-piece ensemble that includes woodwind and strings.

This album adds wisps of electronica to capture the surrealism of breakdown and alienation on pieces inspired more by literature than jazz – Don Dellilo, T.S. Elliot and Douglas Coupland all get a mention. There are three vocal tracks – two folksy, one blank-versed and raw – and the soundscapes are somewhat bleak. Jasper Høiby’s bass and bucolic cheer add warmth.


Fringe Magnetic

Clocca

(Loop Records)

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