Luke Bainbridge

Surface Tension (self-released)

Luke Bainbridge is a drummer and composer whose distinct voice can be heard as a bandleader in this debut release. His compositions have won awards in both jazz and contemporary classical arenas and he explores both of these influences in his project Surface Tension. Inspired by the dynamic relationship between composition and improvisation, Surface Tension explores different forms of musical storytelling – from large-scale journeys, to angular ritualistic loops, to multi-geared solo-coaster rides. In an eclectic mix of styles, this project is influenced as much by Béla Bartók as it is by James Brown.

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Kieran McLeod - Trombone
Ralph Wyld - Vibes
Huw V Williams - Bass
Luke Bainbridge - Drums and compositions

Track Listing

  1. 1. U-Turn - 6.10
  2. 2. Vertigo Nightmares - 6.45
  3. 3. Isolation - 8.11
  4. 4. Surface Tension - 6.14
  5. 5. Pitch-Class Sex Machine - 7.58

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