Domino is set to release an album by About Group at the end of April titled Start and Complete. Who are About Group? The band is made up of Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip, John Coxon from Spiritualized/Spring Heel Jack, Charles Hayward from This Heat, and jazz pianist Pat Thomas.
The band has already been active— a prior record was released on a small label, and performances at the Glastonbury festival and Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown in London offered a hint of their capabilities—but the wider world will be able to hear what they are really about via this intriguing release.
The record was recorded in one day and mixed in three, and is made up of improvisations performed by the band. "The idea was that no one band member would know the songs well enough to have specific parts, or be prevented from playing something like the first ideas that came into their head,” reads the press release for the record. Start and Complete will be issued on April 26.
[via The Guardian]