Album Title: debut Artist: Porpoise Corpus Catalogue no: F-IRECD19 Date of Release: 12/02/2012 Price: 9.99 GBP
Porpoise Corpus is an exciting contemporary ensemble under the direction of Peter Whittingham Award winner of 2006 – Dave O’Brien. Few stylistic stones are left unturned as they create compositions of logical yet unpredictable narrative, and improvisations of dramatic power and beauty. This, their eponymous debut album is embued with infectious grooves and killer riffs, melodic sensitivity and hard-rock attitude, subtle details and epic forms.
Dave O'Brien: piano/keyboards
Tom Ward: alto saxophone
Tomas Challenger: tenor saxophone/clarinet
Jonathan Bratoeff: guitar
Spencer Brown: bass
Guy Wood: drums
Jack Massarik, 08/11/07, Evening Standard
“Seriously good music”
Alan Brownlee, 16/11/2007 Manchester Evening News
“Ambitious and adventurous jazz of dazzling variety”
“excessive musical abilities”
“a freshness, indicative of the confidence of the new breed of bands on the London scene.”
Severage on All Other Lines
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Silence is Gold and Diamonds
The Seventh Trip
All compositions by David O'Brien.
C & P David O'Brien 2007. Recoded at Red Gables Studio, London in 2006.
Engineered by Richard Hammit,
Produced by Pete Freshrey, Guy Wood and David O'Brien
The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
"Epics," said Hagbard. "They’re mad for epics. They have their whole story for the past forty thousand years in epic form. No books, no writing - how could they handle pens with their fins, you know? All memorization. Which is why they favor poetry. And their poems are marvelous, but you must spend years studying their language before you know that. Our computer turns their works into doggerel. It’s the best it can do. When I have the time, I’ll add some circuits that can really translate poetry from one language to another. When the Porpoise Corpus is translated into human languages, it will advance our culture by centuries or more. It will be as if we’d discovered the works of a whole race of Shakespeares that had been writing for forty millennia.""On the other hand," said Howard, "your civilizations may be demoralized by culture shock."-