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ARTIST
TITLE
The Discipline of Assent
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
EPR 059LP EPR 059LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/4/2020

Martin Rude (Sun River) and Jakob Skøtt (Causa Sui) team up for a genre-defying record that was recorded during an exceptional session on March 3rd, 2020. Martin brought his double bass, acoustic and baritone guitar into the studio of Causa Sui, where Jakob's drums were already miked and prepped by soundwiz Jonas Munk, freshly tuned from the new Causa Sui recordings. The music they played ranges from sprawled out pre-fusion electric jazz to psychedelic folk ragas. After the sessions, the hours of free-floating music was edited and dubbed by Jakob Skøtt into shorter cohesive segments, but maintaining the improvised vibe of these first takes. It is a record that pays homage to the great innovators of jazz: Miles and Trane (or perhaps more fittingly their peak-drummers: Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, and Elvin Jones), as well as Mingus at his fiercest or Sun Ra at his most exotic. Not merely a tribute, the album doubles down with guitar pickings ala John Fahey and Sandy Bull, as well as sparse layers of oddly-tempered mallet percussion and synthesizers. But perhaps the closest reference isn't something of a certain place in time, but rather a free-flowing ethos of stoic proportions: letting happen what it may, turning the accidents and mistakes along the way into something vital. Includes download code.