MAMMAL HANDS - BECOMING VINYL (EP)
Release Date: 2nd November 2018
A little 3 track treat from our favourite UK jazz trio! Lead track 'Becoming' is a sprawling 7+ minute epic showcasing every aspect of this incredible band from the subtle interplay between the drums, pianos and sax to the carefully crafted crescendos. This band are 'becoming' unstoppable!
For Fans Of: Matthew Halsall, Gogo Penguin, Portico Quarter, Maisha
"Almost a year to the day since the release of their acclaimed third album Shadow Work, Mammal Hands share a new EP entitled Becoming. Recorded from the same extensive studio sessions, Becoming is seen as a brooding companion to third album Shadow Work, offering three new pieces self-produced by the trio. It opens with the bold title track Becoming, a hugely dynamic and diverse composition that begins with a rhythmical piano and saxophone line, building gradually with textural layers and flourishes before reaching a climatic end reminiscent of math-rock. It highlights the groups continued skill and playful ability to improvise and experiment with structure and mood. "Becoming has a lot of different influences in it. The opening section has a hip-hop inspired feel, the middle section breaks into a more minimalist/electronic theme before cutting to a heavier / guttural feel for the last sections" reveal the trio."