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Spring Heel Jack: Songs and Themes

Read "Songs and Themes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Di tutte le storie che la musica creativa (jazz?) ci ha raccontato nell’ultimo ventennio, quella di John Coxon e Ashley Wales, aka Spring Heel Jack, è senza dubbio una delle più incredibili. Ex chitarrista degli Spiritualized e DJ a tempo perso il primo, sperimentatore elettronico il secondo, i due si sono avvicinati al mondo dell’improvvisazione con infinito rispetto e ...

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Spring Heel Jack: Songs and Themes

Read "Songs and Themes" reviewed by James Taylor

Songs and Themes is a visionary fusion of jazz, electronica and chamber music. With its eighth contribution to the Thirsty Ear Records catalog, the production team of Ashley Wales and multi-instrumentalist John Coxon has truly outdone itself. Songs and Themes is ambient and atmospheric while still maintaining a link to the avant-garde.

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Spring Heel Jack: Songs and Themes

Read "Songs and Themes" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Sometimes, music is made to be pleasant without presenting audacious and extreme challenges to the ear. The key is for that music to remain engaging. How differentiated the instrumentation is, the more chances the umbrella of engagement can be opened. The slightest edge, the slightest off-centeredness will be heard and remembered, and will expand the music's ...

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Spring Heel Jack: Songs and Themes

Read "Songs and Themes" reviewed by Troy Collins

Named after a character from Victorian folklore, Spring Heel Jack (the English electronic duo of John Coxon and Ashley Wales) has vaulted across stylistic divides with the same ease that witnesses attributed to the legendary figure. Undergoing a gradual aesthetic transformation over the past decade, they have expanded from experimental drum 'n bass duo to innovators ...

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Spring Heel Jack: Songs And Themes

Read "Songs And Themes" reviewed by Mark Corroto

At the turn of this new century the duo of John Coxon and Ashley Wales, know as Spring Heel Jack took the words to heart of Jeffrey Lebowski, commonly known as “the dude" when he proclaimed, “this aggression will not stand, man!" The pair turned from their hyper-programmed drum 'n' bass origins to a ground breaking ...