High Pulp - Pursuit of Ends LP


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Drawing on bebop, punk rock, shoegaze, hip-hop and electronic music, experimental jazz act High Pulp deliver Pursuit Of Ends, their first full-length album for ANTI- Records. The music of High Pulp music is simultaneously vintage and futuristic, hinting at everything from Miles Davis and Duke Ellington to Aphex Twin and My Bloody Valentine. The songs on Pursuit Of Ends balance meticulous composition with visceral spontaneity, while the performances are nothing short of virtuosic, fueled by raw, ecstatic horn runs ducking and weaving their way around thick bass lines and dizzying percussion.

While the Seattle-based collective is centered around a crew of six core members, the album also makes judicious use of a broad network of collaborators – including turns from special guests such as sax star Jaleel Shaw (Roy Haynes, Mingus Big Band), harpist Brandee Younger (Ravi Coltrane, The Roots), Grammy-nominated trumpeter Theo Coker and keyboardist Jacob Mann (Rufus Wainwright, Louis Cole) – to stretch the boundaries of their expansive sonic universe even further. The result is a lush, cinematic collection that is as unpredictable as it is engrossing and an urgent, exhilarating instrumental album that manages to speak to the moment without uttering a single word.