Scheduled for release in June, The Other Side is the second album from London based trio Quest Ensemble, following their highly acclaimed 2014 debut record Footfall.
Filipe Sousa (piano), Tara Franks (cello) and Preetha Narayanan (violin), who make up Quest Ensemble, are masterful musicians composing mesmeric cinematic pieces, which reflect and blend their backgrounds in western classical, Indian classical, jazz and improvisational technique. “Quest Ensemble’s compositions fuse layered melodies and rhythmic patterns to create contrapuntal webs of sound”, describes the press release. “The process involves sharing improvised ideas, building up layers of music on each instrument to create a patchwork of musical themes with a rich vein of surging Reichian rhythms underpinning each.”
For a taste of what to expect ahead of the album’s release on June 5th, take a listen to the gorgeous and poignant first single ‘Moment’.