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Were a bunch of outsiders who refused to be kept out, says High Pulp drummerBobby Granfelt. Weve never had an academic approach to jazzmost of us grew upplaying in DIY bandsso it was the rawness and the energy and the absolute freedomof the music that called to us in the first place.

Indeed, theres something defiant, something utterly liberating about High Pulps remarkable ANTI- Records debut, Pursuit of Ends. Drawing on punk rock, shoegaze, hip-hop, and electronic music, the bands brand of experimental jazz is both vintage andfuturistic all at once, hinting at times to everything from Miles Davis and Duke Ellingtonto Aphex Twin and My Bloody Valentine. The songs here balance meticulous composition with visceral spontaneity, and the performances are nothing short of virtuosic,fueled by raw, ecstatic horn runs ducking and weaving their way around thick basslines and dizzying percussion.

While the Seattle-based collective is centered around a crew of six core members,they also make judicious use of a broad network of collaborators on the album, wrangling special guests like sax star Jaleel Shaw (Roy Haynes, Mingus Big Band), harpistBrandee Younger (Ravi Coltrane, The Roots), GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter TheoCoker, and keyboardist Jacob Mann (Rufus Wainwright, Louis Cole) to help stretch theboundaries of their already-expansive sonic universe. The result is a lush, cinematiccollection thats as unpredictable as it is engrossing, an urgent, exhilarating instrumental album that manages to speak to the moment without uttering a single word.

Were a bunch of outsiders who refused to be kept out, says High Pulp drummerBobby Granfelt. Weve never had an academic approach to jazzmost of us grew upplaying in DIY bandsso it was the rawness and the energy and the absolute freedomof the music that called to us in the first place.

Indeed, theres something defiant, something utterly liberating about High Pulps remarkable ANTI- Records debut, Pursuit of Ends. Drawing on punk rock, shoegaze, hip-hop, and electronic music, the bands brand of experimental jazz is both vintage andfuturistic all at once, hinting at times to everything from Miles Davis and Duke Ellingtonto Aphex Twin and My Bloody Valentine. The songs here balance meticulous composition with visceral spontaneity, and the performances are nothing short of virtuosic,fueled by raw, ecstatic horn runs ducking and weaving their way around thick basslines and dizzying percussion.

While the Seattle-based collective is centered around a crew of six core members,they also make judicious use of a broad network of collaborators on the album, wrangling special guests like sax star Jaleel Shaw (Roy Haynes, Mingus Big Band), harpistBrandee Younger (Ravi Coltrane, The Roots), GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter TheoCoker, and keyboardist Jacob Mann (Rufus Wainwright, Louis Cole) to help stretch theboundaries of their already-expansive sonic universe. The result is a lush, cinematiccollection thats as unpredictable as it is engrossing, an urgent, exhilarating instrumental album that manages to speak to the moment without uttering a single word.

045778786527

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Format: CD
Label: ANTI
Rel. Date: 04/15/2022
UPC: 045778786527

Pursuit Of Ends
Artist: High Pulp
Format: CD
New: Available $10.99
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DISC: 1

1. Ceremony
2. All Roads Lead To Los Angeles (ft. Jaleel Shaw)
3. Blaming Mercury
4. Window To A Shimmering World
5. Chemical X
6. A Ring On Each Finger
7. Kaminshinjo (ft. Jacob Mann)
8. Inner Crooner
9. Wax Hands (ft. Brandee Younger)
10. Youve Got To Pull It Up From The Ground (ft. Theo Croker)

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Were a bunch of outsiders who refused to be kept out, says High Pulp drummerBobby Granfelt. Weve never had an academic approach to jazzmost of us grew upplaying in DIY bandsso it was the rawness and the energy and the absolute freedomof the music that called to us in the first place.

Indeed, theres something defiant, something utterly liberating about High Pulps remarkable ANTI- Records debut, Pursuit of Ends. Drawing on punk rock, shoegaze, hip-hop, and electronic music, the bands brand of experimental jazz is both vintage andfuturistic all at once, hinting at times to everything from Miles Davis and Duke Ellingtonto Aphex Twin and My Bloody Valentine. The songs here balance meticulous composition with visceral spontaneity, and the performances are nothing short of virtuosic,fueled by raw, ecstatic horn runs ducking and weaving their way around thick basslines and dizzying percussion.

While the Seattle-based collective is centered around a crew of six core members,they also make judicious use of a broad network of collaborators on the album, wrangling special guests like sax star Jaleel Shaw (Roy Haynes, Mingus Big Band), harpistBrandee Younger (Ravi Coltrane, The Roots), GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter TheoCoker, and keyboardist Jacob Mann (Rufus Wainwright, Louis Cole) to help stretch theboundaries of their already-expansive sonic universe. The result is a lush, cinematiccollection thats as unpredictable as it is engrossing, an urgent, exhilarating instrumental album that manages to speak to the moment without uttering a single word.

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