Neil Cowley Trio take jazz and blast it into space.
Recent full length project 'Spacebound Apes' took this literally, with the trio absorbing inspiration from Arthur C Clarke's classic science fiction novel The City And The Stars.
Recorded with 2001: A Space Odyssey - initially written by Arthur C Clarke - spinning continuously in the background, it's an incredible, vivid achievement.
New remix package 'Spacebound Tapes' finds a select crew of guest producers getting to grips with the material, adding renewed electronic twists to their avant jazz composition.
We're able to share a remix of 'Death Of Amygdala' by Christian Löffler, and it's a spacious, languid re-working that makes full use of silence as an instrument.
Plaintive and at times almost classical in tone, it's an ensemble piece in which the German producer acts as a key member of the group.
The video is by Sergio Sandoval (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, DC Comics), and it's a gripping watch. Neil writes:
"Sergio Sandoval's magnificent track record as art concept guy for the Oscar winning ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ made him my number one choice for producing the image of half man/half ape Lincoln. I approached Sergio, sending him the first few chapters of my book via email, and to my delight he bought into the concept straight away."
"Sergio has this unbelievable talent of reaching inside your imagination and pulling out your vision. All this despite my Spanish being non existent and, by his own admission, English far from being his second language! Sergio created 25 beautiful illustrations for the ‘Spacebound Apes’ book, some of which are brought to life in this mesmerising video."
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'Spacebound Tapes' will be released on May 18th - order LINK.
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