Graham Costello – Second Lives (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:39 minutes | 929 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Gearbox Records
Glasgow drummer and composer Graham Costello returns with his second STRATA album, ‘Second Lives’, out May 7th on Gearbox Records.
Second Lives spans Reichian minimalism, semi-free jazz à la Binker and Moses, polyrhythmic math rock, and pensive, cinematic ambience. The album was recorded straight to tape last summer at RAK Studios with co-producer and engineer Hugh Padgham at the helm, mixed at British Grove, and subsequently mastered in-house at Gearbox. The inspiration and wider themes of Second Lives sit with thoughts of identity, heritage, and Stoicism, as well as the theme of overcoming inner challenges – what you face and the process you go through to get to the other side.
The album features STRATA, an ensemble formed by Graham in 2016 which brings together stylistic elements of minimalism, jazz and noise-rock whilst channelling a strong DIY ethic. Made up of some of Scotland’s most exciting musical proponents, the band features: pianist Fergus McCreadie, whose critically acclaimed new solo album just came out via Edition Records; guitarist Joe Williamson, who was named Young Scottish Jazz Musician Of The Year in 2018 and leads hard-hitting 5-piece Animal Society; rising Trombonist Liam Shortall, who also leads jazz collective corto.alto; renowned bassist Mark Hendry and rising saxophonist Harry Weir who also leads AKU!.
1. Graham Costello – အစ
2. Graham Costello – Eudaimonia
3. Graham Costello – Legion
4. Graham Costello – Iris
5. Graham Costello – The Colossus
6. Graham Costello – Circularity
7. Graham Costello – Impetu
8. Graham Costello – Snowblind
9. Graham Costello – Arrowhead
10. Graham Costello – Ataraxia
11. Graham Costello – Second Lives