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In Pursuit Of Shai Hulud​/​The Anderson Spectrum

by The Sorcerers

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Taking influences from Ethiopiques Ethiojazz as well as the soundtracks to the European horror films of the 60s and 70s, The Sorcerers seamlessly blend these disparate elements into one cohesive package. Based in ATA Records' home of Leeds, The Sorcerers are made up of the cream of the city's jazz and world scene. Forming the backbone of the ATA Records house band they incorporate bass clarinets, flutes, and vibraphone alongside bass, guitar organ and drums, providing Ellingtonian textures on top of a solid rhythmic foundation.

Initially inspired by the work of Ethiopian composer Mulatu Astatke, The Sorcerers have developed their sound from the foundations laid out on their debut LP “The Sorcerers”.
“In pursuit of Shai Hulud” eschews the atmospheric textures of their previous material, replacing them with driving percussion and propulsive bass. Organ and flute tear into the melody as temple blocks beat out an insistent rhythm throughout.
The B-Side (“The Anderson Spectrum”) is the original track from The Yorkshire Film & Television Orchestra that The Sorcerers re-recorded and re-named “The Viking Of 5th Avenue” when they recorded it for their debut. Tremolo-fuzz guitar and heavy brass place the track firmly in the sonic realm of 1960s British Library Music, bringing to mind the work of John Barry and Portishead rather than Mulatu Astatke.

Support for the debut came from Jazzman Gerald, Jimi Tenor, Shawn Lee, Nightmares On Wax and Mulatu Astatke himself who heard the album during a recent trip to London. On hearing the record he exclaimed "Who's this? The Sorcerers? It's cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!". He has since gone on to play The Sorcerers on his Addis Ababa radio show.


released March 30, 2018


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The Sorcerers Leeds, UK

Formed by multi-instrumentalist Pete Williams, bassist /guitarist Neil Innes and Drummer Joost Hendrickx. The band was conceived after writing and producing some Ethio inspired music intended for release as a 7" single. The music garnered such a popular response that they developed the sound further before recording the debut album. ... more

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