‘The Shape of Things to Come’ delves into the world of free jazz, an experimental approach to jazz improvisation via Tarun and his band. The innovation and ambiguity collectively directs the band to expand their horizons and place an aesthetic premium on expressing the “voice” or “sound” of the premium as opposed to the classical tradition in which the performer is seen expressing the thoughts of the composer.
“Initially the title The Shape of Things to Come was conceived more from the perspective of the band embarking on a sonic exploration which was limitless and not premeditated. However, over the course of time, this EP title and the music felt more and more apt considering that the past few months have been extremely difficult for all of humanity and that we have a chance to decide the shape of things to come, and we must choose wisely.” – Tarun Balani.
EP Release: 2nd October 2020
Sharik Hasan on Piano, synths and synth bass; Adam O’Farrill on Trumpet & effects and Olli Hirvonen on Guitar
Released via Berthold Records; Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joh Davis at Bunker Studio, NYC.