Mammal Hands, Floa  
Mammal Hands
Floa
GBR 1xLP 
Label: Gondwana Records
Release Year: 2016
Style: Jazz & Blues
 
  Tracks  
  1 Quiet Fire
2 Hillum
3 Hourglass
4 Think Anything
5 In the Treetops
6 The Eyes That Saw the Mountain
7 Kudu
8 The Falling Dream
9 Shift
 
  Mammal Hands are a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Smart piano, Jesse Barrett drums and tabla, and Jordan Smart saxophones. Floa is their second album for Gondwana Records and in the 18 months since their debut, Animalia, they have carved out a growing following both here and abroad for their hypnotic fusion of jazz, folk and electronica: winning fans from Bonobo and Gilles Peterson to Jamie Cullum. Landmark live performances have included shows at King's Place in London and the RNCM in Manchester, as well as a barn-storming debut at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Drawing on a rich well of influences from Sufi and shamanic African trance music, Irish and Eastern European folk music, to Steve Reich and Philip Glass and more contemporary electronica influences, their music is built around deceptively simple sounding ideas that are lent power through the use of repetition and rhythmic loops. They have been compared to both Portico Quartet and GoGo Penguin for the way in which they navigate the choppy waters between contemporary dance music and jazz.

Floa (an old Norse word that means to deluge or to flow) is the sound of a more confident, experienced band: one that has grown together naturally through touring and gigging and through mammoth writing and rehearsal sessions where all three bring rhythmic, improvisational and melodic ideas to the table. Floa was recorded at Gondwana's home from home, 80 Hertz Studios in Manchester, reuniting the band with producer Matthew Halsall and features some of the Gondwana Orchestra strings who played on Halsall's acclaimed album Into Forever. Together they have crafted a wonderful sounding record, the richness of which perfectly illuminates the band's music. Artwork is from Gondwana's in-house design maestro Daniel Halsall whose artwork of symbols created from older symbols perfectly illustrates the creative ideas that drive the band's music.

The release is supported by an extensive UK tour including dates in Norwich, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester and beyond. The band support Matthew Halsall at St John's Hackney on May 26th and have their own head-line show at the Jazz Cafe, Camden on 31st May.

Confirmed airplay from Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2, Gilles Peterson 6 Music, Radio 3 Late Junction, BBC Scotland Jazz House, Jazz FM, John Kennedy X and full servicing to all specialist and online radio stations. Reviews from The Guardian, Mojo, Record Collector, Jazzwise, Nos Magazine, Nowthen and local press. Online support from AllAboutJazz, Quietus, Access All Areas, Bebop Spoken Here and beyond.
 
      Wish List  
  Price: CHF 31.00   Add to Cart  
  Releases of the same artist  
  No items found ..  
  Releases of the same label  
  Dwight Trible With Matthew Halsall, Inspirations  
Dwight Trible With Matthew Halsall
Inspirations
[Gondwana Records]
GBR 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 30.00 Restocking!
 
  Gogo Penguin, V2.0  
Gogo Penguin
V2.0
[Gondwana Records]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 31.00 Restocking!
 
  Matthew Halsall, Colour Yes (Special Edition)  
Matthew Halsall
Colour Yes (Special Edition)
[Gondwana Records]
GBR 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 38.00 Restocking!
 
  Matthew Halsall, Sending My Love  
Matthew Halsall
Sending My Love
[Gondwana Records]
GBR 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 38.00 Restocking!
 
  Matthew Halsall, Oneness  
Matthew Halsall
Oneness
[Gondwana Records]
GBR 3xLP  Wish List
CHF 44.00 Restocking!
 
  Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra, When The World Was One  
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
When The World Was One
[Gondwana Records]
GBR 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 37.00 Restocking!
 
  Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra, Fletcher Moss Park  
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
Fletcher Moss Park
[Gondwana Records]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 34.00 Restocking!
 
African Head Charge
Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi
[On-U-Sound]
African Head Charge
Songs Of Praise
[On-U-Sound]
African Head Charge
Voodoo Of The Godsent
[On-U-Sound]
Ahmed Ben Ali
Subhana
[Habibi Funk]
Aka Shaic
Ain't No Big Thang Do
[Backatcha]
Brownout
Berlin Sessions
[Fat Beats]
Estee Nack & Sadhu Gold
SURFINONGOLD.WAV
[Daupe!]
Frauenarzt
XXX
[Bassboxxx]
Fred The Godson
God Level
[Air Vinyl]
Ill Considered
8
[Ill Considered Music]
Jason Joshua & The Beholders
Alegria Y Tristeza
[Mango Hill]
Jeannette N'Diaye
Makom Ma Bobe
[Kalita Records]
Jonah Dan Meets The Bush Chemists
Dubs From Zion Valley (Remastered)
[Mania Dub]
Lexx
Cosmic Shift Remixed
[Phantom Island]
Linkwood & Greg Foat
Linkwood & Foat
[Athens Of The North]
Lotte Kaersa Graesrodderne
Jubiiilaeum
[Tartelet Records]
Master Force
Hey Girl
[Backatcha]
Mega Wave Orchestra
Mega Wave Orchestra
[Libreville Records]
Oneness Of Juju
Chapter Two: Nia
[Now Again]
Roc Marciano
Marcielago
[Fat Beats]
Suff Daddy
Pompette
[Jakarta Records]
The Bush Chemists Meets The Dub Organiser
Dub Convention
[Mania Dub]
The James Hunter Six
Nick Of Time
[Daptone Records]
The Nassauvians
Slacking Off
[Backatcha]
V/A
Philopsis
[Digger's Digest]
V/A
Rhythm Showcase
[Daptone Records]
Various Artists
INTENTA Experimental & Electronic Music from Switzerland 1981-93
[Bongo Joe]
Westside Gunn
Flyest Nigga In Charge Mixtape Vol. 1
[Daupe!]
  1. Roc Marciano
Marcielago
 
  2. Wildflower
Season 2
 
  3. Jason Joshua & The Beholders
Alegria Y Tristeza
 
  4. Lexx
Cosmic Shift Remixed
 
  5. Alabaster DePlume
To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol.1
 
  6. Bufiman
Albumsi
 
  7. Lexx
Cosmic Shift
 
  8. Sonia
Easier To Love
 
  9. V/A
Philopsis
 
  10. A.P.M.S
In Perspective