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Graham Costello with his band STRATA continues to bridge the gap between his debut album ‘Obelisk’, and his forthcoming album with Gearbox via an epic, polyrhythmic masterpiece titled 'Lyra'.
With the band reduced to quartet, they become a hard-hitting, rhythm section machine. Hypnotising piano patterns roll seamlessly into Reichian guitar loops, and yet the whole track grooves, with the bass providing pulsating sub-octave lines that require a good pair of headphones to truly appreciate.
Together, the musicians weave a narrative influenced by post-rock, jazz, and minimalism, continuously evolving in intensity before attaining its cathartic peak.
released May 29, 2020
Graham Costello - drums, composition, arrangement
Fergus McCreadie - piano
Joe Williamson - guitar
Mark Hendry - electric bass
Engineered by Hugh Padgham at Bryan Ferry's Studio One
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