CMU Approved

Approved: Albecq

By | Published on Tuesday 4 September 2018

Albecq

Albecq is a new project from musicians Angus MacRae, James Jones and Thom Robson. Already prolific and accomplished artists in their own right, as a trio they formed to record an album of analogue, ambient music. That album, ‘A Distant, Guiding Sun’, is set for release this week.

With all three more used to having full control of their compositions for the classical stage, film or theatre, it’s exciting to hear how well their different styles and approaches gel. The album is, they say, “a reaction against the perfectionism of modern production”.

Aiming to “create music which celebrates the rhapsodic and the imperfect”, they wrote and recorded the album in one day, allowing any perceived mistakes to remain as part of the finished work.

Using a mix of analogue synthesisers, vintage Rhodes keyboards, live percussion, harmonium, electric guitars and reel-to-reel tape, they create music that builds and snakes around imagined landscapes.

With the album out on Friday, the trio will play a launch show at Dalston’s Servant Jazz Quarters the previous day. Listen to ‘Lace’ from the record here:

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