Scotland's jazz scene is small but intensely creative.
Nudged up against other underground pockets of sonic resistance, this friction has resulted in some startling, groundbreaking noises.
Graham Costello's STRATA are essentially a jazz group, but they absorb everything from left field electronics to noise rock and minimalist composition.
Earning two nominations at the Scottish Jazz Awards, new release 'OBELISK' lands on February 1st.
The first movement of their incoming debut album, it explodes definitions to seize fresh space, new avenues for discussion.
A vibrant, caustic, fascinating piece of music, it underlines the project's mission statement "DIY/post-punk energy fused with jazz improvisation…"
Graham Costello explains: "The first track of a debut album is a very important thing, I think. It's very much a 'hello world' moment. This is both the opening and the title track of our debut album, and we wanted it to be a strong first statement. STRATA are about fusing DIY/post-punk energy fused with jazz improvisation, and I think this track very true to that.”
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