Ishmael Ensemble

The Rituals

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September 2024 sees the release of Ishmael Ensemble’s third longplayer ‘Rituals’, which marks a significant leap for the Bristolian musicians. With their live-instrumentation-meets-electronic merging of styles, the group were always broader than the ‘new UK jazz’ tag which they were often given, but here their scope and boundary-pushing ambition is more evident than ever before.

Still maintaining a blend of spiritual jazz, dub, experimental and electronic soundscapes, here those elements are vigorously whipped-up into huge cyclones of sound, more song-based and accessible than before, but also almost psychedelic in its euphonic blend of colours, textures, facets and moods. 



1. C'mon
2. Blinded
3. Dust
4. Cold Light
5. Ezekiel
6. Fever Dream
7. Grounded
8. Madrid
9. Leviathan
10. The Rush / Let Go
11. Butterflies
12. In Time 

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