Colin de la Plante, AKA the Mole, will join the three-piece for the LP named after their live outfit.
Cobblestone Jazz will release their second full-length, The Modern Deep Left Quartet, through !K7/Wagon Repair at the end of March.
Following on from their 2007 album debut, 23 Seconds, this latest offering marks the official arrival of long-time collaborator Colin de la Plante, AKA The Mole, who joins Mathew Jonson, Danuel Tate and Tyger Dhula as part of their studio line-up. The foursome laid down The Modern Deep Left Quartet over a frenzied three-week recording session this past summer, with Tate and Dhula journeying from their base in Victoria, Canada to join de la Plante and Jonson in Berlin.
The press surrounding the release offers a few interesting insights into the modus operandi of the quartet during said session, and also the machines which they chose to utilize. Roland's TR-808, TR-909 and SH-101 are all listed as tools of their trade, along with Cwejman and Doepfer modular synths, and, unsurprisingly, a vocoder and Fender Rhodes as wielded by Tate. Meanwhile the deployment of their instruments is said to be very much of the "jam-session" variety, with the group arranging themselves in a semi-circular fashion and simply pressing "record."
Of The Modern Deep Left Quartet's eight tracks, only "Fiesta" has hitherto seen a release (Wagon Repair put it out last year), while the album opener "Chance Dub" and penultimate cut "Chance" will make up a forthcoming single release. On the evidence of the upcoming 12-inch, it seems de la Plante's influence has been one of refinement as opposed to additional sugar, with the B-side "Chance" in particular taking a pared down and Rhodes-infused route to its destination.
01. Chance Dub
02. Sun Child
03. Mr Polite
04. Cromagnon Man
08. Midnight Sun
!K7 will release Cobblestone Jazz's The Modern Deep Left Quartet on March 29, 2010. The 2 x 12" LP format will be available through Wagon Repair as of the same day.