Ill Considered + Black Decelerant

Wo 27 november 2024

Ill Considered

Ill Considered’s international sound and energetic, moving music continue to capture audiences all around. The band fuses free improvisation with a deep understanding of groove. At the forefront of contemporary UK improvised music, Ill Considered excels in crafting compositions spontaneously. Their dynamic jams draw from a wide range of influences such as Electronic, Drum & Bass, Afrobeat, and Spiritual jazz, always with an unmistakable funk and beat flair. Essential to the band are the contributions of visual artist and filmmaker Vincent de Boer.

Comprised of bassist Liran Donin (Led Bib), saxophonist Idris Rahman (Wildflower, Soothsayers) and producer/mixer/drummer Emre Ramazanoglu (David Holmes, Leo Abrahams, Noel Gallagher, Steam Down, Theon Cross, Wildflower, Etienne Daho) Ill Considered are not wasting any time.

Black Decelerant

Black Decelerant, the duo of Khari Lucas, aka Contour, and Omari Jazz, explore spiritual jazz traditions through contemporary tone and texture, fostering sonic meditations on themes of Black being and nonbeing, life and mourning, expansion and limitation, and the individual and collective. Their self-titled debut album, and the collaboration’s core intention, inspires a space for listeners to find stillness and solace, while providing a basis for a movement beyond “the moment”

Black Decelerant is an album guided by process and intuition. Since meeting in 2016, Lucas and Jazz dreamed of a collaborative album that could utilize formless music in both political and poetic ways. They eventually cultivated the project in 2020 across six months of remote sessions (living in South Carolina and Oregon respectively), communicating through improvised instrumentals and sample-based production as reflections of their inner and outer worlds.