Drinking from the same intergalactic broth as Sun Ra & Jamal Moss, Planet Battaggon are innovators in 'droid jazz, electronics and outer-national sounds. Originating on Lord Battagon’s home planet the group are documenting the folklore and jazz stylings of the Trans-neptunia neighbourhood out on the edgelands of the solar system. This debut release follows on from a Lord Battagon outing on the Atlantic Jaxx label. "Who’s out on Quaoar?" is taken from the Ltd Ed 12” "Battagon Symphony", part one of "The Rough Guide to Trans-Neptunia". The release also features "Salacians of Neptunia", a homage to the early droid cultural pioneers and the chant like "Moon of Dysnomia" that is played ceremonially to temper the erratic saline tides of the aforementioned moon especially during its retrograde period.'
What you need to know is that this is TOTALLY OFF-IT and completely incomparable to out else out this year, last year or in the years to come! As mentioned above, it possesses a mind set, reckless experimentalism and trans-universal outlook akin to Sun Ra and Jamal Moss / Hieroglyphic Being but sounds like something else entirely. You just gotta give it a listen!
The Noise Droids of Planet Battagon are:
Jak Baker - acoustic drums
Martin Slattery - bass clarinet, alto sax & FX
Oli Savill - percussion
Mickey Ball - trumpet
Nathan Curran (Tugg) - synth bass, syn drums,
FX & Conductor