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Rough mixes new release, out in winter 2022 on W.E.R.F records
"Limbs" (2019 - Smeraldina-Rima)
"A different, green world, as Brian Eno once imagined. Mós Ensemble lives up to their name, pollinating every ear as one, growing, rampantly moving organism. Music as the matrix for spring dreams, for an arcadian adventure.
A pristine archipelago in a sea of jazz, folk, and psychedelica. No land of milk and honey, but of wriggling, withering chords and rhythms, of serene, softly sprinkling torrents of sound.
A place where a trio of angels , sirens cast ashore, scatter seeds with their lungs. Reed and brass provide either breeze or blizzard. Double bass and guitar are the tides, drums foster night or day time. And the songs are the birds, the bees, the fruit, the rain or sun. In the land of Mós grey is not an option, the soil is always rich and fertile. A world of hummus and wonder. Like a Richard Attenborough documentary, but loose and improvised."
(c) Jonas Boel
This ensemble was founded by the Belgian bassplayer Kobe Boon.
Starting from Boon's compositions the band creates a very personal atmosfeer, timbre & energy, a mòs sound. The colour of the female voices, the blend with the reeds & atypical use of this sound is one of the key elements of their sound.
Their debute 'Limbs' was released in winter 2019. It brings a mix of Eastern European choir, groovy krautpop & saxophone madness à la Rashaan Roland Kirk. A record unlimited by genre which now takes you to somekind of weird utopia, spiced with exotic herbs, then to a choatic hurricane. A varied record which is both celebral as organic.
In januari '21 mòs had the opportunity to create and rehearse at KAAP and made a concertvideo there, which was aired online by jazz.be and partners and was broadcasted on the Belgian national culture channel, Podium19. After this residency they recorded their second album. That is a further exploration in the possibilities of sound, structure and energy that this ensemble has to offer. This music will be released in winter 2022 on W.E.R.F. records.
"Mystical & slightly enchanting. Abstract but humane" (****)
"..This first album is a big succes..." "A surpising & endearing album" (***)
"mòs ensemble is an asset to the Belgian jazz-scene..." "..the beauty of this debut is exceptional"
"Limbs is a multi-coloured, expressive album, that has a loud beating hearth. Qualities that avoids the record to go unnoticed.."