Sandro Perri unveiled Off World in 2016, a 3-volume project assembling a collection of his collaborative work with other producers over the past decade. 1 and 2 both made it to our Album Picks of the Year when they came out in 2016 and 2017 respectively, so release news of the final volume in the trilogy fills us with excitement. On the upcoming 3, the unrelentingly inventive musician assembles first time collaborations with Nicole Rampersaud (trumpet) and Martin Arnold (guitar), as well with previous contributors Jesse Zubot (violin) and Drew Brown, Matthew Cooper, Susumu Mukai and Andrew Zukerman on electronics.
3 features longer tracks than the previous volumes, with three of its five tracks clocking in around 10 minutes, “where overtly improvised instrumental playing wends its way across alternately bubbling and woozy electronic beds”, as the press release describes.
One of these longer tracks, ‘Impulse Controller’, emerges today as the first tantalizing single from the album. The track is described as a “languidly skewed rhumba where ambling melodic undercurrents and dubby electronic pointillism provide a dulcet promenade for Rampersaud’s Miles-esque trumpet excursions.” Take a listen below.
3 is out on November 3rd through Constellation