Tuesday 9 April 2013

New Solo Album - Antennae

My new solo album 'Antennae' will be released on cassette and download by Gaffer Records in a few weeks time. In the meantime you can now stream the album from Gaffer's bandcamp page:

The album is a series of short improvisations exploring a strict palette of minimal saxophone sounds, with an emphasis on breath and mechanical noises over "pure/natural" notes.

Antennae was recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Bonney. The download version also features a remix by Alex, and one by Graham Dunning.

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Collaboration With Dead Neanderthals

In May I'll be guesting with Dutch duo Dead Neanderthals for a couple of UK dates:

May 16th - The Vortex, London

May 17th - The Cowley Club, Brighton

Both dates will be double-bills with another excellent heavy Dutch trio 'Albatre'. Both bands are part of the burgeoning micro-scene of artists in Europe highlighting the crossover of improv, noise-rock, and jazz. Last August I put on a show for Dead Neanderthals in London and it was one of the heaviest sets I saw all year. In December we recorded a collaborative album, and these gigs will be the first time we perform together live.

Info on Dead Neanderthals here.
Info on Albatre here.

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Recent Press, Reviews, and Airplay

Some recent reviews of Webster/Holub/Anorak - 'Languages..'

Jazzwise Magazine (UK), February 2013:

The Liminal (UK), March 2013:

Kinda Muzik (Holland), March 2013:

Sound of Music (Sweden), March 2013:

'The Claw' with Mark Holub also gets a mention in this excellent overview of recent sax and drums duo albums by the Brazilian blog 'Free Form Free Jazz':

Also, the London internet radio station NTS live has been showing support for 'The Claw' recently. One track was included in this interesting show, worth listening again: