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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Book Of Sound



Released: 1st Dec 2017


a revelatory exercise in question and answer musicianship, each brass instrument has its own “voice”, making for an absorbing, wordless narrative throughout, whilst the rest of the band give vibrant, textured context to the conversation.

Sessions were recorded in Brooklyn and Chicago, and brilliantly mixed at Abel Garibaldi’s studio in the Loop (“Abel was like a musician on this record”), and it’s the Hypnotic’s hometown of chicago that permeates. For Cid, this is a deeply Chicago record: “it’s got the vibe of the lake, the vibe of the prairies opening up to the west”. It also has the vibe of those Sun Ra Arkestra albums recorded in Chicago in the 1950s, and - of course - the Phil Cohran albums from the 1960s. try this if you like hot 8 brass band, trombone shorty, or el michels affair.

Book Of Sound


  1. Lead The Way
  2. Purple Afternoon
  3. Kepra
  4. Morning Prayer
  5. Now
  6. Solstice
  7. Midnight
  8. Sri Neroti
  9. Heaven And Earth
  10. Synapsis
  11. Royalty