Neil Cowley Trio released the outstanding Touch and Flee a couple of years ago and they are ready to follow it up. The outfit of pianist / composer Neil Cowley and long time band mates drummer Evan Jenkins and bass player Rex Horan have announced the release of Spacebound Apes, a concept album lacing their music with a written story. “This is a project I’ve been working towards for a long time”, explained Cowley, “it takes in themes of guilt, loss and longing with a few twists along the way. It’s been utterly immersive yet incredibly exciting. And yes, I’m not ashamed to say it, it’s a concept album!”.
The diaries of Lincoln, based on an ordinary guy who writes a blog, is being unfolded over the coming months and you can read it here.
Unlike their previous efforts, Spacebound Apes sees them widening their usual acoustic setting to embrace electronics, giving the record its dramatic, emotional, and cinematic flair.
The album will see the light of day on September 16th via Hide Inside, but we can already hear a cut from it, the enveloping and delicate ‘Grace’.
To celebrate the album’s release, Neil Cowley Trio will perform the album in its full glory at the Union Chapel on October 27th. The trio will also be joined by special guests, including producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams on guitars and FX.