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Shiver & Matthew Bourne: Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne Volume 1

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Shiver & Matthew Bourne: Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne Volume 1
This compelling collaboration merges the distinctive styles of two extraordinary artists: the trio Shiver and acoustic-electric keyboardist Matthew Bourne. The album is a mesmerizing journey through diverse musical landscapes, blending electronic elements with jazz influences innovatively and refreshingly.

The tracks on this album emphasize an impressive range of sonic textures and experimental sounds. Shiver's mastery of electronic music production intertwines seamlessly with Matthew Bourne's unique approach to jazz, resulting in an entrancing fusion of disparate sounds and styles. The compositions are rich in depth, offering intricate layers that invite listeners to delve deeper into the music.

At times, they project a sense of stillness, tinged with minimalistic interplay atop a spacious musical platform. According to the press release, the musicians were intent on making exploratory music after Covid pandemic lockdowns, which was a common plight among most artists once the commotion settled down.

One of the standout aspects of this album is the way it challenges conventional notions of genre. It effortlessly transitions between moments of tranquil introspection and bursts of energetic intensity, keeping the audience engaged throughout the musical odyssey.

The collaborative efforts between Shiver and Matthew Bourne are evident in the synergy between their respective styles. The group—based improvisation feels meticulously crafted, with each note and sound carefully curated to create a cohesive and immersive listening experience. Hence, no single musician dominates the session.

Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne Volume 1 is a testament to the creativity and artistry of its creators. It is a must-listen for music enthusiasts looking for a boundary-pushing soundscape that extends the borders of musical expression. Hopefully, Vol. 2 is on the way.

Track Listing

Functional.

Personnel

Shiver
band / ensemble / orchestra
Andy Champion
bass, electric
Chris Sharkey
guitar, electric
Additional Instrumentation

Matthew Bourne: Linn-Advanced memory moog; Andy Champion: electric bass; Joost Hendrickx: drums; Chris Sharkey: live processing, production.

Album information

Title: Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne Volume 1 | Year Released: 2023 | Record Label: Discus Music


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