Thank you supporting Agile Experiments at all times but especially in these times. It means so much to know that you wish for this project to carry on. We are grateful!
These bonus tracks are for YOU in wish and hope for a better tomorrow.
About the music; sometimes we need to shorten tracks out of necessity, to make the records fit on 22mins vinyl sides, or because we want to give you the best and most coherent bits or simply for compiling the music in a way that makes the picture we want to draw.
Often, everything starts to fall in to place during a soundcheck already so we lose valuable music to the fact that we have to stop to make sure everything is working. When this happens before a gig we are wary of how it will affect the performance and stop playing as soon as possible so as to keep that 'flow' for the show.
We have way more music in the vaults than we could ever release to be honest, precious as it feels (we certainly had a few Gollum moments putting these tracks together) we've simply got to let it go, show love & respect to the people keeping this project afloat: You.
So here are some minutes of extended play as well as not yet heard sounds that for some reason or another didn't make it on to an AE release so far but that we really love. Be it the energy but not the sound quality, be it the spark but and not the clean cut.
Some more 'raw-reality-hits' from us basically.
These records are only possible because of you. You are key to the process! Thanks again and glad you're with us on this journey!
released December 30, 2019
1. Sharkey/Nicholls/De Rose (soundcheck)
Chris Sharkey – Guitar & FX, Dan Nicholls – Synthersizers & FX, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Dave De Rose at Box Bred (Battersea)
2. Nicholls/Vanden-Bossche/De Rose pt.4
Dan Nicholls - Synthesizers & FX, Karl Vanden Bossche - Percussion, Dave De Rose - Drums - Recorded by Dave De Rose at Camberwell Krakeb Club (Camberwell)
3. Challenger/Somervell/De Rose (live at The Crypt) 20min cut.
Tom Challenger – Saxophone, Colin Somervell – Double Bass, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Winston Skerritt at The Crypt (Camberwell) - courtesy of JazzLive
4. Simmons/Vanden-Bossche/De Rose pt.2 (live at The Crypt)
Rory Simmons – Trumpet, FX & Electronics, Karl Vanden-Bossche – Drums, Dave De Rose – Bass & FX – Recorded by Winston Skerritt at The Crypt (Camberwell) - courtesy of JazzLive
5. Goller/Crowley/De Rose pt.5 (live at Poplar Union)
Ruth Goller – Bass & FX, George Crowley – Saxophone & FX, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Chris Tanton at Poplar Union (Poplar) - courtesy of Jazz Herstory
6. Edwards/Nicholls/De Rose pt.3
John Edwards – Double Bass, Dan Nicholls – Synthesizers, Samples & FX, Dave De Rose – Drums - Recorded by Dave De Rose at Camberwell Krakeb Club (Camberwell)
dave de rose and dan nicholls
'plants heal' LP
out November 12th 2021. Album Launch at Servant Jazz Quarters for London Jazz Festival November 16th 2021 - tickets here: www.wegottickets.com/event/525054
You know when you hear the first track of an album and think, well the rest of it can't live up to this? That was my first thought on hearing Under The Night Sky, surely one of the most startling openers ever. Happily, I was wrong though, since every tune here surprises and satisfies, leaving me with a different favourite every time I play it. Truly a landmark recording. Mike Kidd
As far as I am concerned, this is the closest sound I have heard that compares to King Crimson’s Red. Fantastic music that is spontaneous, and obviously these guys know each other musically to create a piece of music/album without concept let alone rehearsal. I love their vibe. Please make more of your back catalogue available.