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The Monk

Label: SAM Productions
Released: 2008
Track listing: Stoned Bird; The Monk; The Bridge; Without a Story; Alone; End of the Circle; Dream; The Journey Home.

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Asaf Sirkis Trio: The Monk

Read "The Monk" reviewed by Ian Patterson

One thing that has perhaps been understated in some quarters when considering drummer Asaf Sirkis' recordings as a leader is just how lyrical and understated his music tends to be. The Inner Noise recordings, which aligned drums and guitar with church organ, drew almost as much attention for the unorthodox nature of the trio as they ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Asaf Sirkis Trio: The Monk

Read "The Monk" reviewed by John Kelman

After exploring an organ/guitar/drums encounter of the most unusual kind with The Inner Noise on albums including We Are Falling (Konnex, 2005) and The Song Within (SAM, 2007), Israeli-born, British-resident drummer Asaf Sirkis turns, on the surface, to a more conventional line-up with The Monk. Still, Sirkis' writing, and a trio that eschews orthodoxy, keeps The ...


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