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MATTHEW HALSALL - AN EVER CHANGING VIEW VINYL (LTD. ED. CLEAR 2LP)
MATTHEW HALSALL - AN EVER CHANGING VIEW VINYL (LTD. ED. CLEAR 2LP)

MATTHEW HALSALL - AN EVER CHANGING VIEW VINYL (LTD. ED. CLEAR 2LP)

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LIMITED EDITION CLEAR 2LP VINYL

 

Release Date: 8th September 2023

 

VENUS VINYL OF THE MONTH - SEPTEMBER 2023


A long-standing favourite of VENUS VINYL, Manchester's masterful Matthew Halsall has been at forefront of the modern UK jazz resurgence for over a decade now. And with this, his 10th studio album, he has potentially delivered his best album yet! An Ever Changing View, as the name would suggest, sees Matthew and his band taking his modern mixture of spiritual and global-influenced jazz on its widest screened journey to-date. There's touches and textures from all previous Halsall outputs and more - even including a set of musical metal triangles bespoke-made by a hippy in Bristol... magical!



"Trumpeter, bandleader and composer Matthew Halsall announces landmark new album An Ever Changing View, an expansive, immaculately conceived project which presents Halsall’s signature blend of jazz, electronica, global and spiritual jazz influences. An Ever Changing View is released on Gondwana Records (the label Halsall founded 15 years ago). Halsall who has been hailed as one of the leading figures of the UK jazz renaissance has never seen himself as part of any one sound or scene: he builds his own sonic universe instead. An Ever Changing View finds him at his most experimental yet, once again expanding his sound and production techniques to create his unique brand of deeply meditative music. During the album's creation, he was staying in both a beautiful architect’s house with breath-taking sea views and a striking modernist house, where he composed what he saw “like a landscape painting”. In these new environments, Halsall wanted to capture “the feeling of openness and escapism” and to approach making music again from scratch. “I hit the reset button and wanted to have complete musical freedom,” he says. “It was a real exploration of sound.” It was hearing jazz on the dancefloor as a teenager that first opened up new possibilities in Halsall’s mind and his music has long drawn on his love for the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders and contemporary electronica from the likes of Warp Records and Ninja Tune. An Ever Changing View melds those forms in a way that feels heady and, at times, even otherworldly. One of the album’s starting points was Halsall’s ever-expanding box of percussion, from congas and kalimba to various clusters of seeds, bells and chimes, which he sampled and looped to use as a foundation for the songs – a first for him and his band. Elevating, charming, totally modern jazz tracks jostle with deft warm magic realism; and laid back grooves with hand percussion, deep bass and the gorgeous glisten of the Fender Rhodes meet hip-hop beats. Halsall himself sparkles, illuminating his beautiful tapestries of sound with lithe, glistening elegiac trumpet.""