Minimalist percussion meets exuberant synths on ‘Boing!’, a first-time pairing of like-minded artists
Leafcutter John, “one of the UK’s most fearlessly inventive electronicists” (Time Out London) and
“imaginative” (The Wire) composer, percussionist and gyil player Bex Burch.
When a planned meeting in Sheffield was put on hold John and Bex began playing together using
Zoom to record weekly improvised sessions during the first lockdown of 2020. The sessions became a regular creative outlet for the two artists and gave rise to ‘Boing!’ which documents John and Bex getting to know each other and helping each other through the lockdown experience.
‘Boing!’ is a celebration of listening and creative freedom from two of the most exciting voices in the
“Together they seem to warp space and time… a thoroughly compelling
session” – John Lewis, ★★★★ Guardian Contemporary album of the month
“There’s almost no boundary between them as the music moves forward… vibrant and flowing soundscape” – Corey Mwamba, BBC 3 Freeness
“Hypnotic, and oddly both intense and therapeutic” – Music Is My Sanctuary
“A musical form of total refreshment…a blast of fresh air and a cup from mountain stream. 5 stars from me” – Max