Dinked #196 is from the incredible jazz-electronic-beyond trio Szun Waves and is released on The Leaf Label on 19th August
The members of Szun Waves may not have been collectively in the same country, let alone room, for over two years, but that hasn’t prevented them from realising their third album, Earth Patterns.
The trio – comprised of producer Luke Abbott, saxophonist Jack Wyllie (Portico Quartet) and drummer Laurence Pike (Triosk/PVT/Liars) – recorded the album sessions together at the tail end of their 2019 European tour, locking themselves away in the studio for three days of improvisation. They emerged with hours of music, some inspired by their live shows, most born fresh in the studio itself, ready to be moulded into the group’s third album in five years.
However, with Laurence marooned in Australia, and Luke and Jack grounded in different parts of the UK, it meant an unexpected reassessment of the band’s creative remit, and the enforced long gestation period almost inadvertently ended up creating the most fully-formed Szun Waves record to date.
The Dinked Edition of ‘Earth Patterns’ is limited to 500 numbered copies on orange and black splatter vinyl and comes with a screen-printed PVC outer sleeve and photobook by digital artist Dom Harwood
Also available on CD