by Cai Trefor Contributor | Photos by Press

David Byrne, Herbie Hancock, and Warmduscher members unveil jazz audio book

Watch the 16 mm film that accompanies lead track 'Patience The Wheel' now

 

Mutado Pintado and Jonathan Dryden album launch Kings Cross 25 March Photo: Press

Lyricist Mutado Pintado (Warmduscher and Paranoid London) and composer Jonathan Dryden (David Byrne, Herbie Hancock) have unveiled a seedy new track called ‘Patience the Wheel’, which is taken from a jazz audio book LP named Poke A Hole Let It Flow. Check it out below.

This jazz audio book is an exciting document to discover because it shows how diverse Pintado (aka Clams Baker’s) range as a musician is.

His ability to go from fronting Warmduscher (a feral guitar band which features members of Childhood and Fat White Family) and Paranoid London (an awesome face melting acid house troupe) to softly spoken word above jazz is a curious transformation.

As background listening, the track could please just about anyone’s ears, but leaning in closer to the lyrics it’s most likely to appeal to fans of Bukowski’s fearless uncensored tales of debauched sex. The jazz composition (done by Dryden who’s recorded with David Byrne, Norah Jones and Herbie Hancock – to name a few) is a delightful, dry humoured juxtaposition to the actual story.

Visually this piece is next level. It’s shot by songwriter and filmmaker Alexander Sebley on 16mm film and it deserves gallery exhibit. You can’t help but feel transported back in time and it draws attention away from what you’re socialised into paying attention to and captures beauty in the mundane.

The group will be selling a limited run of 300 LPs, and are launching them at a gig where they will play the record in full. The event takes place on 25 March at King Charles The First in Kings Cross, London. Find details of the show, which is presented by TNR Records here.

It’s recommended you get down there to get a copy as they could become collector's items given the impressive background of the individuals involved - and the unique personal tale the record tells.

Part of the album, and its title, is inspired by Pintado’s late uncle Thomas Dennison. He was a pirate, sailor, and only Bay State man to be convicted of piracy in the 20th century. Check out that story here - he sounds like one hell of a guy.


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