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D Y L A N H O W E - S U B T E R R A N E A N
NEW DESIGNS ON BOWIE'S BERLIN
Official release date June 2014 + UK tour September 2014
A radical take on the instumental cuts from David Bowie's 1977 albums Low and "Heroes".
Subterranean is Dylan Howe's first studio album in ten years. It's made up of his arrangements of Bowie's influential music from his Berlin Trilogy and has been five years in the making.
Some of the music was previewed at the London Jazz festival in October 2007, this is the completed album and his strongest to date. It features some of the best jazz musicians in the UK with special guest Yes guitarist Steve Howe playing Koto.
"This is the first album that I've really utilised the potential of the recording studio, with multiple sessions and overdubs, really thinking about production, I was making a record this time, not just recording an album. In the past I would be in the studio for a day or two at the most, or just bring a mobile studio to a gig; this time however, the process and result has been a little like the music, kind of cinematic, a feeling of scale and intensity. Think Coltrane Quartet produced by Neu! in an air-raid shelter." DH
Dylan Howe is a British drummer (born in1969) best known for leading his quintet and other jazz groups since 2002 and his tenures with Ian Dury and the Blockheads (1997-2010), Steve Howe and Wilko Johnson (2010-2013), coupled with extensive session work since 1990, playing with Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Beth Gibbons, Gabrielle and Hugh Cornwell amongst others.
This new album (his sixth) is the natural progression from his 2010 Stravinsky adaptation with Will Butterworth; The Rite Of Spring for piano and drums.
"This is NOT a tribute album, I can't stand those things, it's not a reverential offering to some higher power, head bowed, this is making something new from stuff I like, much like they all did." DH
Reviews of the LJF gig:
'A formidable lineup…immaculate, entrancing collective performance. Howe’s trademark powerful yet delicate drumming was the motor propelling this finely tuned engine. Every piece told its own story. This will not be easily forgotten…' JAZZWISE MAGAZINE
'Dylan Howe's self-styled "reimagining" of Bowie's instrumental meisterwerks invests them with new life while remaining true to their original spirit. His mini-orchestra (ensemble?) treat the originals as blueprints for some inventive flights of fancy but remain recognisably anchored in Bowie's Berlin. The Thin White Duke would surely approve.'CONTEMPORARY MAGAZINE
'Takes the "who would have thought of that?" award. The drummer has formed a group featuring Portishead's Adrian Utley, former Strangler Hugh Cornwell and saxophonist Gilad Atzmon among others to re-imagine the music of David Bowie's Heroes and Low.'
'TOP TEN IN THE LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL' - THE TIMES (9/11/07)
‘A superb player, inspiring and invigorating.’ THE GUARDIAN
'The thrilling, incisive drumming of Dylan Howe.' LONDON METRO
‘Rightly acclaimed as one of the best drummers of his generation.’ RONNIE SCOTT’S
'A funky little bastard.' IAN DURY
'You're playing beautifully.' JIMMY PAGE
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Dylan Howe - drums / synths
Ross Stanley - piano / synths
Mark Hodgson - bass
Brandon Allen - tenor saxophone
Julian Siegel - tenor saxophone
Nick Pini - bass
Steve Howe - koto
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