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mindswimmer’s sound is very hard to classify - a source of immense pride for the future jazz tribe from Chicago.

on between spaces, the group crafted a mesmerizing ambient tribute to a former collaborator. with the dinner party, the group’s improvised performance at Maggiano’s channeled a trip-hop aesthetic. it also hinted at where their sound was headed.

when the song cycle that would ultimately be called higher was released, it seemed clear that the group had settled into a creative comfort zone and was ready to explore the sonic terrain they were perched on. a surreal, dreamy melange of trip-hop, jazz and hip-hop.

with Elevation, the band has made clear that they do not sit still in one place for long. on this near 13-minute track, the band explores multiple genres of music, weaving them in and out in a seamless manner. the expansive work reveals the influence of the golden age of hip-hop, while simultaneously paying tribute to the pioneering electronic artists of Düsseldorf (Kraftwerk, Neu!). the band’s ability to improvise so cohesively, while exploring multiple modes of musical expression speaks to the open-mindedness of the players themselves.

stellar nursery records is proud to release this latest exploration from mindswimmer.


released March 19, 2018
recorded at SIGNAL
performed by steve dobias, antoine johnson, natasha kohli, simeon viltz, and prashant vallury
produced and engineered by mindswimmer
artwork by CZR PRZ
copr. 2018 stellar nursery


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mindswimmer Chicago, Illinois

a future jazz quintet creating from shared impulse - drawing on multiple styles of music - hip-hop to post-rock, the electric sounds of Düsseldorf and the Sufi music of India and Pakistan.

authentic musical expression with a definitive feeling.

improvisation with a touch of studio production.
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