Improvised techno trio Cobblestone Jazz announce a release date for their debut album. '23 Seconds' lands in October.
The Canadian trio of Mathew Jonson, Tyger Dhula and Danuel Tate originally shied away from committing their freestyle techno jams to the platter, preferring to restrict their real-time approach to the clubs. "For Cobblestone, performances have always been the focus," Jonson told RA last year.
But it seems there’s been a change of heart. '23 Seconds' is a studio album, but it promises to continue their commitment to melding loose improv with techno tightness: everything is recorded straight to two-track tape with arrangements conceived on the fly. Some tracks, such as 'Slap the Back', were conceived, recorded and mixed down in less than an hour. Pay attention, Axl Rose.
'23 Seconds' includes nods to Detroit ('PBD’), latest single ‘Lime In Da Coconut’ as well as the trancetastic 'W', currently doing the rounds on Cocoon's 'Compilation G'. The album comes with a second disc featuring a live set recorded at Mondo in Madrid in May this year as well as 2006 snake-charmer 'India in Me' and dancefloor monster 'Dump Truck'. Think bubbling vocodered melodies, rolling synths and Jonson's trademark basslines.
'23 Seconds' tracklist
1. Waiting Room
2. Hired Touch
3. Lime In Da Coconut
4. Slap The Back
6. 23 Seconds
7. Change Your Apesuit
8. Saturday Night
9. Peace Offering
1. Live at Mondo (Madrid, 10 May 2007)
2. Dump Truck
3. India in Me
Cobblestone Jazz's '23 Seconds' is released on Wagon Repair on October 15, 2007.