Theta Three - 63CD

by Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere

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about

A Prog Top 10 CD of 2017 in the listings of commentator Sid Smith.

"A sublime meeting of composed sections and improvisation, θ3 continues the progression of Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere apace, and showcases a group of musicians who, comfortable in their own skins, can anticipate their colleagues’ next moves with an élan that results in a highly enjoyable excursion to the outer limits and back again. A meeting of jazz rock, space rock, and experimentalism, this is an album that should find approval from fans of all those handy little cookie jars." – ROGER TRENWITH, THE PROGRESSIVE ASPECT

Discus Music is proud to present Theta Three, the third release by the improvising rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, a 7 piece outfit referencing the music of Terry Riley, prog and Krautrock explorations with a contemporary electronic edge.

This third double CD showcases the core band at their best- innovative improvisation, haunting hypnotic grooves and blasts of sheer exuberance. It has been simmering since 2015, when bass and drums laid down inspiring rhythms and a day's recorded improvisations in the studio led to a collection of infinite complexity and powerful pieces.

This time round the band have been augmented by strings and trombone and is a project on a big scale with a more defined band feel.The 20 tracks are an enticing mixture of improvisations and composed pieces each complete in themselves but combining to make an astounding whole. Enjoy...

credits

released May 1, 2017

Martin Archer – keyboards, electronics, saxophones, clarinets, flute, bass recorder, bass harmonica
Chris Bywater – keyboards, electronics, laptop, percussion, voice
Steve Dinsdale – electronic drum kit, keyboards
frostlake – voice, electronics, viola
Yvonna Magda – violin, electronics
Walt Shaw – percussion, electronics, voice
Terry Todd – bass guitar
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George Murray – trombone
Paul Schatzberger – violin
Aby Vulliamy – viola
Angela Rosenfeld – cello

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Discus Music was founded in 1994 by Martin Archer and Mick Beck, and is the CD imprint for their many and various projects, plus those of selected colleagues. Limited in its scope only by the imagination of the artists, the sounds to be found on the label vary between electronic rock music, free jazz, extended songform, improvised music, and other releases which simply cannot be categorised. ... more

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