Premiere: Emanative Tackles An Albert Ayler Classic

'Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe' to be exact...

Set up in honour of a truly seminal percussive talent, The Steve Reid Foundation is a wonderful charity.

Already active, the charity will launch its own label with the release of a new album from Emanative.

'The Light Years Of The Darkness' is due to be available from March 16th, with the broad-ranging selection featuring guest contributions from the likes of Four Tet, Rocketnumbernine and more.

Clash is able to premiere something special from the upcoming double LP. An Albert Ayler signature piece, 'Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe' is a meditative work, one of the final pieces recorded by the feted saxophonist.

Emanative pairs up with Earl Zinger and Valerie Etienne to tackle one of the cornerstone works in spiritual jazz, retaining the central message of Ayler's work but extending the sonics outward, into the 21st century.

A lengthy, groove heavy piece, the languid atmospherics are matched against pirouetting woodwind and an electronic gospel sensibility. On, and there's a fair bit of skronk involved, too – this is an Albert Ayler work, after all.

Check it out now.

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