Three years after the ground breaking and critically acclaimed
'Dematerialised Passenger', transatlantic progressive jazz outfit
Combat Astronomy return with 'Dreams no Longer Hesitate', their third
full length album.
An epic disc of inspired and multidimensional modern music, 'Dreams no
Longer Hesitate' builds on influences such as the avant prog-rock of
Magma and space jazz of Sun Ra, incorporating elements of the
sophisticated mathematical grind of bands like Meshuggah and Godflesh
while retaining a unique and coherent voice that is entirely its own.
Elaine di Falco (Caveman Shoestore/Thinking Plague) brings an
intimate, ethereal and impassioned vocal presence that has a
remarkable synergy with the guttural down-tuned bass guitars of Combat
Astronomy lynchpin James Huggett. di Falco's voice melds into
breathtaking harmonies that swirl above the thunderous and serpentine
rhythm section of Martin Archer, Mick Beck and Mike Ward. Stars of the
British underground improv/jazz scene, Archer, Beck and Ward return
with searing, pin-sharp horn work that varies from baying ensemble
insanity to delicate, exotic textures.
By turns wilder and more refined than its predecessor, 'Dreams no
longer hesitate' is emotional, ambitious and strangely moving. From
the engaging and disturbing opener of 'Lightning in her eyes' to the
transcendent, blissful closing song 'Ordinary Miracles', the work is
intended as a literal movement from one state of consciousness to
another, each section carefully framed within the holistic structure.
'Dreams no longer hesitate' speaks Combat Astronomy's distinct, clear
and powerful voice in a language that gains power and inertia with
released October 1, 2008
Baritone and tenor sax, sopranino, clarinet, bass clarinet, bass recorder, electronics
Elaine di Falco
Vocals, piano on ordinary miracles
Fretless bass, guitar, programming/production
Bartitone sax on Lightning In Her Eyes