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    The Comet Is Coming

    The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse. In the aftermath of widespread sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound worlds? Who will chart the new frontier?

    In a warehouse somewhere in London 2013 a meeting would take place between three musical cosmonauts. They would pool their energies to build a vessel powerful enough to transport any party into outer space. Together they chart a path based on the encoded language of Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and the BBC Radiophonic Workshops from which the band’s name emerged. 

    At the epicentre of the burgeoning new London Jazz scene, is saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, who plays alongside ‘Danalogue The Conqueror’ and ‘Betamax Killer’ in this, another of his Mercury Prize nominated outfits. It’s afrofuturism at it’s finest and most bombastic.

    It is after the end of the world, the stage is a spacecraft, the mic is an accelerator. brace yourself for The Comet is Coming.