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Badge Époque Ensemble // Air, Light & Harmony LP [COLOR]

Badge Époque Ensemble // Air, Light & Harmony LP [COLOR]

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Badge Époque Ensemble, an eight-piece jazz-funk band from Toronto, Canada, will be joining Toronto's pop-ambient label in November 8.Record released on Telephone Explosion Records.

Ambient Spiritual Jazz~ChamberContains 9 jazz songs. DL code included. 

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Telephone Explosion Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Available on 12" 'ice black' color vinyl or 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Air, Light & Harmony 04:40
  2. Bowls
  3. Goding Of Think
  4. Child Is The Father Of His Dream
  5. Lujon
  6. One For Sharif
  7. Spider Perched On An Illusion
  8. Thinking Of God
  9. Stalled In Genesis

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Text excerpt by Telephone Explosion Records:

"On November 3rd, Toronto's Badge Époque Ensemble return to Telephone Explosion Records with their new album Air, Light & Harmony. The release keeps up the jazz-funk group's torrid pace of releases for TER; A,L&H being their 6th LP release, and 4th proper album for the label since 2019.

The release completes a trilogy of triptych-titled works, following 2019's Nature, Man & Woman, and 2021's Future, Past & Present. All 3 of these releases feature compositions which resample loops and stems from prior albums. Air, Light & Harmony takes this gambit further with in-house recycling of snippets from dusty LP copies of their own work (ala Portishead's famous approach) featured throughout to create warped and ambiguous moodscapes. This emphasis on texture is befitting of BÉE's only entirely instrumental album.

In many ways this latest work is a counterweight to the maximalism of last year's Polaris long listed Clouds of Joy album. Clouds carries the density of a Discogs rabbit-hole binge, with its nearly 20 contributors; precise arrangements, soaring choir vocals, extended solos and meditations on joy… By contrast, Air, Light & Harmony has a distinct yin energy - a lightness of touch that could be said to resemble a playlist as much as an album (something playfully alluded to by the generic streaming service displayed on an iPhone screen that is the album's cover).

Bandleader Maximilian Turnbull has alluded to the change-up: “I wanted to do an album that was more sketch than painting. No deliberation, just spontaneous movement.” Accordingly, the record was made swiftly in Turnbull's garage home-studio, and is characterised by an unassuming breezeiness."

Artist : Badge Époque Ensemble

Label: Telephone Explosion Records

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Badge Époque Ensemble, an eight-piece jazz-funk band from Toronto, Canada, will be joining Toronto's pop-ambient label in November 8.Record released on Telephone Explosion Records.

Ambient Spiritual Jazz~ChamberContains 9 jazz songs. DL code included. 

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Telephone Explosion Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. Available on 12" 'ice black' color vinyl or 12" black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Air, Light & Harmony 04:40
  2. Bowls
  3. Goding Of Think
  4. Child Is The Father Of His Dream
  5. Lujon
  6. One For Sharif
  7. Spider Perched On An Illusion
  8. Thinking Of God
  9. Stalled In Genesis

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Text excerpt by Telephone Explosion Records:

"On November 3rd, Toronto's Badge Époque Ensemble return to Telephone Explosion Records with their new album Air, Light & Harmony. The release keeps up the jazz-funk group's torrid pace of releases for TER; A,L&H being their 6th LP release, and 4th proper album for the label since 2019.

The release completes a trilogy of triptych-titled works, following 2019's Nature, Man & Woman, and 2021's Future, Past & Present. All 3 of these releases feature compositions which resample loops and stems from prior albums. Air, Light & Harmony takes this gambit further with in-house recycling of snippets from dusty LP copies of their own work (ala Portishead's famous approach) featured throughout to create warped and ambiguous moodscapes. This emphasis on texture is befitting of BÉE's only entirely instrumental album.

In many ways this latest work is a counterweight to the maximalism of last year's Polaris long listed Clouds of Joy album. Clouds carries the density of a Discogs rabbit-hole binge, with its nearly 20 contributors; precise arrangements, soaring choir vocals, extended solos and meditations on joy… By contrast, Air, Light & Harmony has a distinct yin energy - a lightness of touch that could be said to resemble a playlist as much as an album (something playfully alluded to by the generic streaming service displayed on an iPhone screen that is the album's cover).

Bandleader Maximilian Turnbull has alluded to the change-up: “I wanted to do an album that was more sketch than painting. No deliberation, just spontaneous movement.” Accordingly, the record was made swiftly in Turnbull's garage home-studio, and is characterised by an unassuming breezeiness."

Artist : Badge Époque Ensemble

Label: Telephone Explosion Records