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The Kandinsky Effect

The Kandinsky Effect

Feb 28th 2018 @ Vortex

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
8:00 PM
London, United Kingdom
The Kandinsky Effect have not made the best jazz album of the year, nor the best rock album of the year. Whatever it is, it's still one of the best albums of the year. John Garratt, PopMatters

TKE consists of drummer Caleb Dolister, bassist Gael Petrina and saxophonist Warren Walker.

For 10 years, this French trio have been refining their approach towards instrumental composition and production. Their music is multi-textural, adventurous, dark and rhythmic; it can be equally lled with risk and cohesion while navigating atypical time structures.

Despite the challenges of not easily identifying with a specic genre, there are clear undertones of Pop, Rock, and several avors of
Electronica. But before any genre is applied, the primary focus is always on composition, as often most of the pieces are composed from the rst note to the last. This helps a project rooted in jazz to never come o as unintentional, lost in direction, dissonant or arrhythmic. Instead, most pieces will identify less with the avant-garde than will Pop. Each band member comes from strong back-ground founded on improvisation and jazz-studies, and there are many opportunities for the songs to open up for solos or playful group exploration. But it is with maturity and experience that they manage to sound like a band fully realizing a solid musical vision, rather than a band grasping toward one.