Archie Pelago – “The House of Haab (feat. Spencer Murphy)”

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Earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based electronic, “jazz-not-jazz” trio Archie Pelago released a collaborative album with electronic producer Grenier appropriately titled Grenier Meets Archie Pelago. The album is a perfect balance of analog and synthetic elements, a blissful bevy of elegiac horns and sputtering woodwinds. The Archie Pelago trio have spent the last few years showcasing their hypnotic strain of electronic-jazz fusion in a live setting, what might be the only suitable way to fully experience the density of their sound: a live mix for Mary Anne Hobbes, a Boiler Room set in London, in addition to frequently performing for the Mister Saturday Night party series.

The latest track from Archie Pelago, “The House of Haab,” was released on Mister Saturday Night Records–a burgeoning new independent record label conceived by founding members of the party series, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter– on their debut compilation Brothers and Sisters, which dropped this Monday. On the track, Archie Pelago once again elicit an outside influence to build upon their already singular, definitive sound, this time with the seasoned jazz bassist Spencer Murphy, bandleader of the Spencer Murphy Sextet. Murphy‘s complementing vision of invariable, psychotropic sonority protrudes with all the swaggering latency of Brainfeeder‘s signature basslines à la Thundercat and Taylor McFerrin. Watch the Spencer Murphy Sextet perform live at Smalls below, and preview the complete Brothers and Sisters compilation below that.     

Angel E. Fraden

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