This is very well composed and played Nu-Jazz with hip hop and electronic embellishments. At least, that's what my ears told me. :-) It comes with a PDF file of all the artwork and liner notes BTW.
AUTOGENESIS is N TO THE POWER’s debut album recorded over three years in Harlem. With a wide range of musical inspiration (the Bayaka pygmies, Erik Satie, The Meters, Steve Reich, Fela Kuti), the 10-piece band creates intricate instrumental combinations of simple motifs, hypnotic interlocked rhythms and melodies which sound like the aural equivalent of Escher’s optical illusions. Sometimes upbeat and energetic (Supertonic, The God Particle), sometimes slow-motion and spacious (their 12-minute cover of Bill Evans’ “Peace Piece”), all of the music is played by hand on real instruments and then woven into complex structures using modern studio techniques.
released September 4, 2020
Album produced by Jarvis & Leyh • Engineered & Mixed by Blake Leyh, except (2) Mixed by Blake Leyh & Paul Urmson • Mastered by Paul Blakemore • Lacquer cut by Clint Holley • Band photography by Laura Kimmel • N2P Styling & Clothes by Bianca Allen • Art direction & Design by Blake Leyh • Red Tentacles and N2P Logo by Rupa DasGupta
N TO THE POWER is a band from New York City led by Blake Leyh & Tony Jarvis with a floating village of collaborators. We play mostly instrumental music with winds, strings, percussion, and electronics.