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  • ReleaseProduct
    Flock
    Artist
    Flock
    Label
    Strut
    Catalogue Number
    STRUT269D
    Release Date
    May 20, 2022

    Flock is a brand new collaboration between five leading musicians from London's open-minded jazz and experimental scenes: Bex Burch (Vula Viel), Sarathy Korwar, Dan “Danalogue” Leavers (Soccer96, The Comet Is Coming), Al MacSween (Maisha) and Tamar Osborn (Collocutor).

    Gathering together at The Fish Factory in London Summer 2020, the approach was to try something fresh. “I wrote texts as scores for the session and the emphasis was on breathing and listening to each other,” explains Bex Burch. “Improvisation is composition in itself,” continues Burch, “so although the music was freely improvised, we sometimes chose to stay on form and rhythm, repeating melodies and groove. As Dan commented on the day, we ‘murmurated’. The expansive 13-minute piece ‘How Many Are One’ on the album is the perfect example, a collective following and leading as the music developed.”

    Other tracks include the pulsing, searching opener ‘Expand’, the taught soundscape ‘Prepare To Let Go’ and the frenetic, urgent ‘Bold Dream’. At times widescreen and cinematic and at others more tense and claustrophobic, each Flock piece explores its own colour and mood.

    “Some of the band had actually never met in person before the session. We played virtually together for the Boiler Room. So every moment in this process has been a new journey into the unknown. It goes to show that we were never in control even when we thought we were, and yet we made it. Everyone came, breathed and brought openness of heart, ears, lungs and wings.”

    Digital Track List

    1. 1 Expand 3:59 Buy

      Expand

    2. 2 Prepare To Let Go 4:45 Buy

      Prepare To Let Go

    3. 3 Sounds Welcome 7:30 Buy

      Sounds Welcome

    4. 4 It's Complicated 13:35 Buy

      It's Complicated

    5. 5 What Purpose 3:33 Buy

      What Purpose

    6. 6 Murmuration 1:58 Buy

      Murmuration

    7. 7 Bold Dream 6:12 Buy

      Bold Dream

    8. 8 My Resonance 7:40 Buy

      My Resonance

    9. 9 How Many Are One? 13:48 Buy

      How Many Are One?

    10. 10 Fully Breathed 4:37 Buy

      Fully Breathed





Listen to the new single 'BOLD DREAM'

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