News: Led Bib – Bring Your Own out soon!

Just a quick reminder that British experimental jazzers Led Bib have a new album due out on Cuneiform very soon (February 7th here in the UK, January 25th everywhere else). 2009’s Sensible Shoes won them a phenomenal amount of media attention following its nomination for the Mercury Prize, so Bring Your Own is set to be one of the most talked-about jazz releases of the year. We at Hemulism pride ourselves on our individuality and unwillingness to follow the herd… which is why we’ll posting our review next week, just like everyone else.

Here‘s a free legal download of “Is that a Woodblock?” from the new album just to whet your appetite.

2 Responses to “News: Led Bib – Bring Your Own out soon!”
  1. Snardbafulator says:

    I’m getting to like this counterintuitive idea of two altos as lead section. I’m playing “Is That a Woodblock?” again and trying to resist making the cliched and expected comparisons to Elton Dean (and the — Hugh Hopperish, there I said it! — fuzz bass is making it more difficult). I really like the main theme, but it’s not time to listen very closely to the improv section. No, overall, you really can’t escape the Softs comparison and that’s not to call these guys derivative, only to note how much influence Softs had on what wiki calls English modern jazz. I love the very fuzzy-analog tone of the electric piano, definitely not a typical Rhodes sound, though it doesn’t sound like a Wurlitzer, either. One thing I know for sure is that this tune is too damn short; here’s the head again and we’re out.

    Hopefully you throw up some more tunes when you get a chance to review the album. Good stuff.


  2. Snardbafulator says:

    Edit: It’s not time to listen = It’s now time to listen

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