Spring Heel Jack is insane. Imagine a fusion of jungle drum n bass and avant garde jazz creating a totally unique sound. Devastating, bleak, and intensely powerful melodies wail and storm, jazzy fuzz-box jungle notes twist in the air, and trumpets seem to assert that the forces of darkness have been let loose. Ambient noodlings and screeches cause tension and chills. With musical backgrounds including classical composition and rock production, Spring Heel Jack's John Coxon and Ashley Wales clearly bring ideas and influences well beyond clubland to their brand of experimental jungle. Albums like Amassed, Masses ( Masses, which featured collaborative efforts with pianist Matthew Shipp, violinist Mat Maneri, and saxophonists Tim Berne and Daniel Carter), Disappeared, Oddities, Treader, and a Live album. Give it a whirl!
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