Ben Billington (Quicksails, Tiger Hatchery), Mark Shippy (Invisible Things, US Maple) & Daniel Wyche are back! After their maniacal self-titled slaughter of a debut on Astral Spirits, the BSW 3 return but this time it’s dark and stormy. “The Eventual Warp Cat” is a cosmic eulogy, like a captain’s log on a drifting spacecraft. If Part 1 serves as side-long voyage into a blackhole, then Side 2 is from inside the blackhole- a ghost ship ride starting with a buzz, eventually building into a massive supernova filling every millimeter of the stereo field. It’s Billington, Shippy, and Wyche… in Outer Space.
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On my ear?
The first in (presumably) a series of recordings displays the Chicago collaboration of Quin Kirchner, Matthew Lux, and Daniel Van Duerm delivering refreshing psychedelic reverie that drips through the speakers, climbing to the cells to soothe, warm, and lift the soul.
Ft Jaimie Branch on trumpet (track 2) with artwork by Damon Locks. Can't wait too see what's next from this trio! sumajyragg
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Hamid Drake is utterly unique. Anyone who watches him perform will be in awe of the fluidity of his movements and his rhythmic sensibilities. Both can seem supra-human at times. This is not a collaboration which I would have predicted to even take place, let alone be successful. Just goes to show how little confidence I have in my good fortune.
Mako Sica is “free-rock trio” from Chicago whose members seem to have a very wide palette of tones and musical ideas to draw upon.
This is a melange of spacey psychedelic jazz which repays careful listening. It’s immediately likable. But the more you listen the more you see, if I may coin a phrase. The deeper you go the warmer and more satisfying this mixture of influences becomes.
Pick up this limited edition cassette while you can. Richard Hayes