Conjuring big beats and a vast array of sonic possibilities, Strobes flickers effortlessly between the worlds of electroimprov, minimalist polyrhythm, Afrocentric grooves and distinctively original hooks. Featuring three talents previously heard with the likes of Squarepusher, Matthew Herbert and Three Trapped Tigers this group epitomises the desire to abandon genrespecific ties in favour of a more eclectic and individual sound.
Built from collective composition, studio production, live sampling and improv. jams, each track has its own character – ranging from fiery, exhilarating oddtempo loops, to polyphonic synth soundscapes and ‘beats that make loose clothing shimmer and earings rattle’ (TheArtsDesk).
Dan Nicholls – keyboards / electronics
Matt Calvert – guitar / electronics
Joshua Blackmore – electric and acoustic drums