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The Afterlife

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The Afterlife

Third album and second of 2019 from the London-based trio who incorporate elements of jazz, electronica, funk and psychedelic rock

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    Cut during the same sessions as Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery, it's not a collection of outtakes or even a sequel, but a holistic mirror image that comes from the same sphere of aesthetic investigation and font of inspiration
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This time, the quieter moments are more keenly affecting. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Poet Joshua Idehen adds desperate, apocalyptic testimony to the opening of "All That Matters Is The Moments," while "The Lifeforce Part I" and "II" gradually dial up the intensity, Hutchings blowing with dervish energy as drums and synth lock into a spiraling groove. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The mood is as often melancholic as apocalyptic, as if mourning a fractured planet. The trio remain in a tradition of avant gardists such as Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Can, but totally of the now. One of 2019’s best
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    A work very much bigger than the sum of its parts. Print edition only

  6. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The cosmic fusion group skewers the jazz-trio format as it’s typically understood, flipping the minimalist palette into an electrifying, apocalyptic sound
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