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LISTEN: Mako Sica & Hamid Drake On Instant Classic
Christian Eede , September 11th, 2018 15:12

Polish label Instant Classic teams up with Feeding Tube and Astral Spirits to release a collaborative album between Mako Sica and Hamid Drake

The latest release from tQ favourite Instant Classic sees the label team up with Massachusetts-based Feeding Tube Records and Texas' Astral Spirits for a collaborative album between Chicago noise rockers Mako Sica and drummer Hamid Drake. The album, titled Ronda, can be streamed in full above ahead of its release later this week.

The album is made up of five tracks recorded during sessions at Chicago recording studios Jamdek and Electrical Audio.

"This collusion was precipitated by Matt Jackowiak, a mutual friend, who thought a merging of their sounds might make for an ecstatic explosion," says Feeding Tube's Byron Coley. "This feeling became mutual after they played a show together at Constellation. The set mixed Mako Sica tunes with improvisations that took everyone to places they hadn't expected, and the trip was deemed an utter success."

He continues: "The Electrical session allowed the players access to a host of additional instruments, so the sonic palette on 'Dance with Waves' and 'Emanation' is wider and somehow more cosmic than usual. But the whole album has an extraordinary depth and width of sound. Even the great songs Mako Sica has had in its set for a while like 'The Old Book,' gain whole new levels of otherness here, and the material based in quartet improvisations, like 'The Wu Wei,' explores wild new territory for the band."

Ronda is released this Friday (September 14). You can pre-order it here.