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LISTEN: New Innercity Ensemble Album
Christian Eede , October 6th, 2016 12:57

One of our favourite labels, Instant Classic, share a new album; stream it in full below

If you're a regular frequenter of these pages, you may have noticed a steady stream of coverage of one of our favourite labels, Poland's Instant Classic, with one of its best releases coming in the form of an album from Stara Rzeka last year which finished in second place in the list of our favourite albums of 2016.

Now Instant Classic is readying a new album from Innercity Ensemble, entitled III, and ahead of its release, you can stream it above right now.

Innercity Ensemble is a band comprised of members of Alameda 5, Stara Rzeka, HATI, Kapital and T’ien Lai, all with releases previously on the label. The album takes in several instrumental cuts, with a raft of instruments on display across each track, weaving percussion and woodwind elements, amongst other sounds, to create something deeply curious and unique.

“Some aspects of our music were discarded [on III], for example noise motifs that were present on II, says member Wojciech Jachna. "We’re also aware of what makes Innercity Ensemble’s sound unique: a strong rhythm based on prepared guitars, trumpets, trance and playing with soundscapes. In short: this is our take on combining ethno, post-rock, jazz and who knows what else.

"In the beginning Innercity Ensemble was more of a collective but now we are far from this loose approach. We spent a lot of time together, played numerous concerts, we even started rehearsing which is a breakthrough, if you ask me. We normally meet before concerts and recording sessions and we still enjoy spending our time together. That’s the most important aspect of Innercity Ensemble. Once this ends, the band will be over.”

III/i> is out soon.