Szun Waves are the thinking person's super group. Those of you who have been paying attention will be fully up to speed with Laurence Pike, whose debut solo album Distant Early Warning we released in March. That album's pregnant sense of spontaneity is a useful signpost here. Luke Abbott is well known for his explorations of the zones between pure ambience and the leftmost fringes of club culture. With Portico Quartet and Circle Traps, Jack Wyllie has been in the vanguard of UK fusions of jazz, classical and club music. Drums, modular synthesiser and saxophone.
Sometimes in improvised music there can be a distance between listener and players, a sense you're sitting back and admiring their interplay and abstraction, but with Szun Waves' second album New Hymn To Freedom, you're right in there with them, inside the playing, experiencing the absolute joy the three musicians feel as they circle around each other, exploring the spaces they've opened up.