Church Andrews & Matt Davies announce mini-album, Yucca

Following 2022’s LP Axis, producer and composer Church Andrews (aka Kirk Barley) and drummer Matt Davies are gearing to release a six-track mini-album. Entitled Yucca, the effort is set for release on May 17th through Odda Recordings.

On Yucca, the pair explore the Fibonacci sequence, with natural order meeting synthesized innovation. Embracing minimal instrumentation – one synth and live drums -, they “found creativity in limitation, developing a compositional dialogue between the sonic timbres of Kirk’s productions and Matt’s percussive practice”, as the press release describes.

With a shared affinity for hip-hop, dub techno, and minimalist pioneers like Terry Riley, Andrews and Davies cite inspiration from drumming legend like Roy Haynes and his grandson Marcus Gilmore, and also sabar drummers from Senegal and Mridangam drumming of South India.

To get us enticed for the release of Yucca, the duo have shared the title track alongside a video of them performing the track live, filmed by Ben Danzig. Watch it below.