CD and download, released on 17th June 2013

Artist website: http://flyingibex.bombshop.org

From their beginnings as the house band at a commune of artists in south London, improvising to silent films and theatre pieces, Flying Ibex have progressed through a sea of influences including African tapes, Brazilian Maracatu and analogue gear. The band emerged at the end of 2012 with their debut album Travel in Dangerous Places ("Immensely pretty... I'm smitten with this record" Tom Ravenscroft). Largely the solo work of Barnaby Keen, the album laid out the songwriting and arrangement blueprint for what was to come - the polyrhythmic grooves, deceptively simple harmonies and wandering melodies of that record are in full bloom on this new material. The tracks see Flying Ibex grow beyond the solo talents of Barnaby Keen and fully incorporate the skills of bassist Nathaniel Keen and drummer Dave De Rose, who between them sport a list of collaborations including Mark Ronson, Andreya Triana, Moloko, Sound Species and Electric Jalaba.

From the tense groove of “Two” to the hyper-melodic pop of “Clear” and “In Our Time”, the new record reveals depths of musical accomplishment only previously hinted at – a true breakthrough album. Lead single “You Dared Me” was premiered by NYC blog Beats Per Minute in April this year, followed by the appearance of “Something Was Cured” on Sound Colour Vibration. The band has previously been featured on Goldflake Paint, Foxy Digitalis, This Kid Is A Problem, Electronic Beats, Tapemixtape, Sound of Confusion, Middle Boop Mag and The Demiurge; and they've received radio support from Amazing Radio, BBC 6Music and XFM.

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AuthorSteve Muscutt