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Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne: Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne Volume 2

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Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne: Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne Volume 2
In the enchanting realm of musical collaboration, Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne Volume 2 emerges as a tantalizing sequel to their inaugural rendezvous. This second installment in their creative escapade not only builds upon their initial fusion of jazz and electronic experimentation but also pushes the boundaries of sonic exploration with an audacious flair.

Matthew Bourne, the maestro of keys, gracefully pirouettes between piano and Memory Moog, effortlessly blurring the lines between foreground and background. Each ensemble member, like a seasoned alchemist, contributes their unique essence without overshadowing the collective brew, resulting in a sonic concoction that is as rich as it is beguiling.

The album's beating heart lies within the tracks birthed on the second day (Volume 2) of recording, where ethereal melodies dance hand in hand with free-flowing improvisations, transcending the mundane confines of musical genres. From the haunting whispers of "Chromakode" to the eerie allure of "Flight of the Leather Birds," each composition is a portal to uncharted sonic landscapes.

"From Ohio" unfurls like a winding journey through the vast expanse of the imagination, with synth-laden motifs echoing into eternity while drummer Joost Hendrickx, a rhythmic sorcerer, conjures intricate beats amidst a cacophony of electronic whispers and cosmic echoes. Meanwhile, the epic saga of "Cactus & Roulette" unfolds like a cosmic ballet, with Bourne's keys painting celestial vistas as guitarist Chris Sharkey adds layers of celestial stardust with his ethereal melodies and hard-edged, distortion-fueled soloing.

With this album, Shiver and Bourne emerge as modern-day magicians, weaving spells of sonic enchantment that ensnare the senses that can transport listeners to distant realms of the mind. The seamless fusion of dark electronica and jazz sensibilities creates a sonic penchant that is as immersive as it is intoxicating, beckoning audiences to lose themselves in its labyrinthine depths. As the presentation unfolds, it becomes apparent that what truly sets this collaboration apart is not just their technical prowess but also their insatiable thirst for exploration, forever pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of music.

So, let the melodies weave their enchanting spell, the laughter ripple like gentle waves, and the stories unfold like ancient scrolls as we surrender to the mesmerizing allure of this musical escapade.

Track Listing

Chromakode; Flight of the Leather Bird; Pasadena Gravy; From Ohio; Cactus & Roulette.

Personnel

Andy Champion
bass, electric
Chris Sharkey
guitar, electric
Additional Instrumentation

Matthew Bourne: Memory Moog; Chris Sharkey: electric guitar, live processing, production.

Album information

Title: Shiver Meets Matthew Bourne Volume 2 | Year Released: 2024 | Record Label: Discus Music


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