Flock - Flock CD/2LP
Flock is a brand new collaboration between five leading musicians from London's open-minded jazz and experimental scenes: Bex Burch (Vula Viel), Sarathy Korwar, Dan "Danalogue" Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming), Al MacSween (Maisha) and Tamar Osborn (Collocutor).
The musicians were first brought together by drummer Sarathy Korwar during March 2020 for one of Boiler Room, Total Refreshment Centre and Night Dreamer’s more memorable streamed sessions from early lockdown. It caught the attention of Strut Records and the label presented an open offer for the musicians to create a new, completely freeform project.
Gathering together at The Fish Factory in London Summer 2020, the approach was to try something fresh. "I wrote texts as scores for the session and the emphasis was on breathing and listening to each other", explains Bex Burch. "Improvisation is composition in itself, so although the music was freely improvised, we sometimes chose to stay on form and rhythm, repeating melodies and groove."
Tracks include the pulsing, searching opener Expand, the taught soundscape Prepare to Let Go and the frenetic, urgent Bold Dream. At times widescreen and cinematic and at others more tense and claustrophobic, each Flock piece explores its own colour and mood.
About this product: this release is available on CD and 2LP formats.
The CD is housed in a digipack.
The 2LP is pressed on black vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.