Quiet Village


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The Quiet Village

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Quiet Village announces new label, The Quiet Village, and new single, "Reunion". Matt 'Radio Slave' Edwards and Joel Martin's critically acclaimed project's first official single under the Quiet Village name in seventeen years!

Beginning life as a 'heady 6/8-time urban jazz odyssey, "Reunion" is a stunning piece of modern, hi-tech jazz that draws influences from Pat Metheny, Timeline, Innerzone Orchestra, and Clyde Stubbelfield's drumming.

While previous Quiet Village material was hewn from a myriad of samples extracted from Edwards' and Martin's notorious digging, "Reunion" and its follow-ups are drawn from a tight-knit crew of session musicians, including the likes of Jon Hester and Thomas Gandey, adding further depth and feel to the QV sound. Already a firm favourite with Gilles Peterson and Luke Una, the latter of which leaked a clip of the release via his inimitable Instagram presence and called it 'something so fucking beautiful. Tony Allen, Sun Ra meets Carl Craig, Underground Resistance, house, tech, funk, everything rolled into one'.

"Reunion" is the first single on The Quiet Village, Quiet Village's new imprint. Despite continually producing new music and a slew of remixes, most recently for Running Back and Isle of Jura, the long-term friends and collaborators have been unable to release under their Quiet Village moniker since their LP "Silent Movie" in 2008. While a few releases under QV and their sometime DJ aliases of Maxxi (Edwards) and Zeus (Martin) have emerged, "Reunion" is the beginning of a new and re-energised Quiet Village that will see more original material and remixes, DJ and live touring that began in Japan in May and curated compilations of treasures, old and new, in the coming months and years.


Matt says: Rightly causing a bit of a stir, the infamous Quiet Village return after a long hiatus with a sensuous and luxurious new track that joins the dots between Cinematic Orchestra, Galaxy 2 Galaxy and Floating Points. Creamy, luscious orchestration and depth, unfathomably beautiful and almost naturally effortless.


A. Reunion
B1. Reunion (Radio Edit)
B2. Reunion (Reprise) 

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