Following 2016’s Physicalist, Forma are ready to take 2018 by storm with a new album called Semblance arriving on July 20th through Kranky. Like their previous record, which saw the Brooklyn trio bring in acoustic instruments for the first time, Semblance includes flute, piano, guitar, saxophone, acoustic drums and cymbals as well as synthesizers aplenty. On the new record, Forma continue to try to “broaden the idea of what an electronic music ensemble can sound like”. Said to be “inspired by polyrhythmic composition, the human voice, and conceptual improvisation strategies”, the upcoming album is also informed by members George and John Also Bennett’s recent experience in The Jon Gibson Ensemble, performing Gibbon’s 1973 minimalist masterpiece Visitations.
The album announcement comes with the first transcendent single ‘Three-Two’ and it’s after your ears.