The Expansions have been a busy bunch since their first release Lavender back in 2013. Formed from a quartet of gifted and well versed musicians, the project’s introduction to the live circuit saw them lapped up and quickly become a band much in-demand. An abundance of gigs including a number of dates across Europe with soul favourite Andrew Ashong as well as rising talent Connie Constance has meant a short break from sharing new music with the world.
Following recent activity from individual members; Jonny Drop’s breakout album Sub Plot and Dave Koor’s releases under Deoke and as Modified Man with label mate Scrimshire; the band has rediscovered it’s voice. Forthcoming album Murmuration released via Albert’s Favourites, is filled to the brim with groove, artistry and imagination whilst also boasting an almost futuristic deference to the influential jazz fusion era of the 80s and 90s.
We give you the first listen to the mighty ‘Ivory Mountain’, a synth laden epic which journeys through soulful sonics in cascading bursts of refracted colour during it’s early moments. Reaching halfway, as if arriving at a juncture of green grass, the band swell into a groove of soulful disco with blissful textures added by live strings. All before a monumental ending with astral energy to spare.
Murmuration is released 9th March, pre-order your copy at Albert’s Favourites now. Be sure to head down to the album launch over at Ghost Notes on 8th March too.