Village Of The Sun is the new collaborative project that brings together Simon Ratcliffe of Basement Jaxx fame, Binker Golding and Moses Boyd. With a shared passion for improvised instrumental music, the three artists paired “their respective sensibilities to create something all at once atmospheric and danceable”, describes the press release, with “the trio toying with dynamics and merging Balearic rhythms with empyrean sax lines.”
Ratcliffe explains how the collaboration came about:
“I’ve always liked improvised instrumental music. It has this intensity and eccentricity that takes me places. It connects with me deeply and resonates with me far more than traditional ‘songs’ with words. I approached Binker & Moses with these two tracks, just sonic skeletons really. They gave it flesh and blood – it was just left for me to dress it.”
For an exhilarating taste of what’s on offer, the trio have released the unrelenting and blistering single ‘Ted’, out now through Gearbox Records. Take a listen below.