Leverton Fox are Alex Bonney (electronics / cornet), Tim Giles (drums / electronics) and Isambard Khroustaliov (electronics). They unite on the borderlands between ‘Fourth World’, ‘Third Stream’ and ‘2-Step’ musics, where they eat Bombay mix and contemplate the virtues of other improbable human trajectories which now seem quintessentially absurd.
Traversing a landscape from cryptically motivated helicopter rides (Annika) via the soft underbelly of cows (Onglet) to proposed new frozen foods (Horse Finger) and ranges of styling products (Salon Salecta) whilst taking an extended look at the issues surrounding fur in garment design (Racoon Coat parts 1-3) ... and back again to helicopters (Rice), the conundrum that persists is nevertheless somewhat simpler in origin:
"Cockatoos, also referred to as Toos or Tooies, are what many bird owners refer to as Velcro birds. This is because a Too, once bonded lives for its human. These birds are lovers to the Nth degree.”
Noisy, droney, drumy, synthy, beaty & with a dash of cornet; Leverton Fox speculate that if Cockatoos could make electronic music, this would be the result.
released September 9, 2016
Alex Bonney - electronics / cornet
Tim Giles - drums / electronics
Isambard Khroustaliov - electronics
Recorded and mixed 2014 - 2015 @ Coda to Coda, London.
Mastered by Peter Beckmann @ Technology Works Mastering.
Artwork and design by Joji Koyama & Dan Solbach.
Typeface by Dinamo.
This hits me in the exact same spot where Bohren & Der Club Of Gores' Geisterfaust once hit me, even though they sound nothing like each other. Maybe it's the minimalism, maybe the coolness, or just that it's great. Bubens van Lyka
For all its tricksiness, this is very sensous album. Almost liquid-like in its blend of genres and harmonic elements. It feels like a step in multiple directions at once, as it's not dominated by any singular sense of purpose or intent, other than to just connect with the listener. A modern-jazz soundscape, perhaps.
This is album really confirms for me that we are in the midst of a jazz revival of the like not seen in decades. Michael Mueller