Mysteries Of The Revolution ‘Longing For The Dawn’
£10.00 – £37.00
70s inspired instrumental jazz-rock prog
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Fourteen years after releasing their critically acclaimed eponymous debut album, Mysteries of the Revolution are finally back with ‘Longing For The Dawn’, a brand new, fully instrumental jazz-rock fest including nine scorching tracks (retaining echoes of passionate progressive 70s fusion trail blazers such as Mahavishnu, Weather Report, Return To Forever, Santana, Soft Machine, etc).
Biro and Davis are joined on the album by brilliant Neapolitan guitarist Vincenzo Lamagna making a guest appearance, as well as contributions by Andy Alexander (bass), Don Stuart (alto flute) and Russ Parker (guitar). But this is mainly a fiery keyboard-led album of Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ and analogue synths driven by Davis’ pulsing drumming and unique solo flute beatbox forays (particularly evident on the visceral ‘Babylon Everything’).
Biro says: “Our aim was, yes, to evoke those heroic days of 70s jazz-rock with its burning electric energy and guru-led grandeur, but mainly we wanted to inhabit the spirit of risk- taking and adventure that those artists inhabited. People like Zawinul, Corea, McLaughlin, Zappa, Hancock were great players but also fabulously original composers who went beyond categories and genres. With this album I think we’ve reached our peak. We’ve put all our ideas and soul into these tracks.”
In true Renaissance style, BB Davis is also a consummate painter whose work has been exhibited throughout Europe. His artwork graces the album cover (a detail from his work ‘Eyeless In Gaza’) and there will be a special limited collectors item edition of individually hand-painted, signed and numbered CD sleeves by Davis. Each a unique work of art.
Daniel Biro: keyboards & all programming
BB Davis: drums, percussion, flute, beatbox, voice
With special guests: Vincenzo Lamagna: guitar Andy Alexander: bass Don Stuart: flute (5)
Russ Parker: guitar (5)
Produced by Daniel Biro and BB Davis
Recorded and mixed by Daniel Biro
Mastered by Peter Beckmann at technologyworks.co.uk
Paintings by BB Davis – Design by Hypfield – Logo by Tomcat Design
Released May 13th, 2022
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