Dreams No Longer Hesitate
NEW RELEASE OCTOBER 2008!!!! Three years after the ground breaking and critically acclaimed 'The Dematerialised Passenger', transatlantic progressive jazz outfit Combat Astronomy return with \'Dreams No Longer Hesitate\', their third full length album. An epic disc of inspired and multidimensional modern music, \'Dreams No Longer Hesitate\' builds on influences such as the avant prog-rock of Magma and space jazz of Sun Ra, incorporating elements of the sophisticated mathematical grind of bands like Meshuggah and Godflesh while retaining a unique and coherent voice that is entirely it's own. Elaine di Falco (Caveman Shoestore/Thinking Plague) brings an intimate, ethereal and impassioned vocal presence that has a remarkable synergy with the guttural down-tuned bass guitars of Combat Astronomy lynchpin James Huggett. Di Falco\'s voice melds into breathtaking harmonies that swirl above the thunderous and serpentine rhythm section of Martin Archer, Mick Beck and Mike Ward. Stars of the British underground improv/jazz scene, Archer, Beck and Ward return with searing, pin-sharp horn work that varies from baying ensemble insanity to delicate, exotic textures. By turns wilder and more refined than it's predecessor, \'Dreams No Longer Hesitate\' is emotional, ambitious and strangely moving. From the engaging and disturbing opener of \'Lightning in her eyes\' to the transcendent, blissful closing song \'Ordinary Miracles\', the work is intended as a literal movement from one state of consciousness to another, each section carefully framed within the holistic structure. \'Dreams No Longer Hesitate\' speaks Combat Astronomy\'s distinct, clear and powerful voice in a language that gains power and inertia with every release. Praise for Combat Astronomy\'s \'Dematerialised Passenger\': \'A fascinating listen... exuberantly recommended\' Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz \'Plenty of peak moments... always walking a fine line between virtuosity and naked force\' Tom Ridge, The Wire \'Like all good white knuckle rides, terror soon gives way to exhilaration\' Daniel Spicer, Jazzwise \'High octane performances... on a higher level\' Ken Waxman - Jazz Word.