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We Drift Meridian

Rory Simmons - trumpet, keyboards, audio editing, guitar
Chris Montague - guitars
Jon Scott - drums

Released Sept 2016
Recorded at various locations
Produced and engineered by Rory Simmons
Mixed by Alex Bonney
Mastered by Peter Beckmann

Southern Drawl

 

 

 

Rory Simmons - trumpet, keyboards, audio editing
Chris Montague - guitars
Jon Scott - drums

Released April 2014
Recorded at The Fish Factory, London, Feb 2013
Engineer - Ben Lamdin
Mixed by Alex Bonney
Mastered by Peter Beckmann

Southern Drawl lays spiraling post rock inspired riffs over soaring brass lines and saturated guitars. Hypnotic guitar loops evolve out of through-composed knotty melodic lines and polyphonic writing; rumbling free drums with loose trumpet improv bristles over the top of the energy created between Chris Montague and Jon Scott. Simmons’ trumpet playing lurches between sweet, almost Arve Henriksen moments to the wilder improv of contemporary players like Ralph Alessi and Herb Robertson, while even invoking the delayed soaked psychedelia of 70’s Miles Davis. Chris Monatgue’s post-Krantz driven sound, with influences of Marc Ducret and David Torn, brings elements of acid country, skronk and noise improv. Enveloping the ensemble with intricate but driving poly-rhythm and multi-layered texture is Jon Scott, one of the UK's in-demand young drummers. Playful percussive moments give way to thrashing grooves at the next, propelling the energy of the trio throughout the record.

This album is lit with colors of layered synths and processed audio from the sessions, skillfully edited and produced by Simmons. Filtered drums fly across the stereo image while de-tuned brass chords throb under moments of hi-octane noise. An array of analog keyboards paired with stretched audio give this album a panorama of high energy contemporary jazz and rock improv, soaked with a post-produced kaleidoscopic landscape that assures Monocled Man is a unique and exciting addition on the European new-music scene.

Management & Booking

 

Email: monocledmanmusic@gmail.com  or

rory_simmons@yahoo.co.uk 

  

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