Loops is a multi-faceted group, based around electric guitar, drum kit and electric bass. The trio is occasionally augmented by other musicians, as occurs on this C.D. and in many of their concerts. Loops' style has been described as 'jazz-rock fusion with an Indian flavour'. Since it's inception in 1995, Loops has been defining and re-defining the nexus where improvisation meets composition, where jazz meets classical music, and where acoustic sound meets electronic sound. 'Ek!' is a double CD and the band's second commercial album release. Consisting of a core trio of Jonathan Dimond (electric bass, tabla), Jamie Clark (electric and acoustic guitar) and John Parker (drums and percussion), the band often augments itself with artists of such virtuosity and breadth as John Rodgers (violin), Soumya Chakraverty (sarod), and Gulfam Sabri (tabla). Loops has also performed in collaboration with projected film and early childhood theatre. Loops has appeared in such festivals as 'Pinnacles' (1996, 2001), the Brisbane International Festival of Music (1998, 2000), the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music (2001), and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2000). Loops was Ensemble in Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University (2000, 2001). Loops competed as state finalists in the ABC's innaugral 'Improv Awards' (1999). New compositions were created for and premiered at most of these events. The band has toured New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria (2000, 2002) and has two Compact Discs of it's own: 'Recursion' (1999) and the double album 'Ek!' (2001). The band is also featured on Jonathan Dimond's 'Journeys: People, Places' (2005) and Loops/Topology's 'Airwaves: 100 Years of Radio' (2006).