‘Despite the sibling synergy Ben and Tom share, in allowing others in – whether that be Kieran, or indeed Neneh Cherry – they’re only boosting their craft toward ever greater creative apices.’
Posts tagged Rocketnumbernine.
‘There’s not a great deal to say on this one that’s not already been said (ourselves included, in the wake of Kieran Hebden sounding it out on Rinse FM a couple weeks back) other than to confirm that the A-side to the forthcoming TEXT023 collaborative release between RocketNumberNine and Four Tet is entitled Roseland, and was laid down July 15th of last year. And, sounding fresh as ever, the official stream may now be encountered below.’
RocketNumberNine play Islington’s Electrowerkz Wednesday.
‘Despite deriving their name from a track beamed down from the Sun Ra Arkestra, I’ve at times struggled to discern much convincingly jazzy impetus – cosmic, or otherwise – in the music of Rocketnumbernine, and certainly the reverse to this forthcoming split-release with Four Tet carried more of Hebden’s upbringings in electronica than it did of the brothers Page’s admiration for the abiding output of Sun Ra, Marshall Allen, et al. It was still an identifiably conspiratorial effort, though with this one the newfangled trio take things to another dimension altogether, as smoky licks whip around Ben’s unremitting surges of bass and Tom’s rippling cymbals with repetition their platform for freeform expression. And rarely is electronically affected music this expressive…’
TEXT023 is expected “in a few weeks” on Kieran’s Text Records.