According To the Sound

According to the Sound is comprised of Patrick Case and Adam Parry-Davies

An early train south alternative

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An Early Train South

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Bringing Fusion

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Bringing Fusion

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Controlling the line

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Controlling The Line

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Goin off

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Goin' Off

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Lillypad Railway

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Splitting The beam

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Feet off the seat

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Feet off the seat

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Hackney Downs

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Hackney Downs

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Furnace track

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Furnace Track

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Adam

Born and raised in Hackney Adam was surrounded by many genres of music from a young age. His father, who organised piano lessons for him, was a musician and would play his own music as well as jazz and Soul recordings in the house.

This environment pushed Adam to start writing his own music, at first at the piano and then began to explore the music software logic. In 2016 Adam started attending the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy which provided him with some of the best Jazz education possible in Britain, uncovering the depth and richness of Jazz music as well as inspiring his own passion for composition and real, authentic musical expression.

Adam took a part-time job in order to afford a four-month trip to Havana, Cuba where he studied with two fantastic piano players in the Havana Music School. With them he studied the foundations of popular Cuban music, the clave being the very core. The beautiful, natural complexities of Cuban rhythm and harmony as well as the sheer determination of the musicians he met, resonated strongly with Adam, reinforcing his passion for one’s own musical expression.

After returning back to the UK Adam was ready for a university education and began studying Composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Not only has he continued to write production based music, Adam has explored his love for improvised, acoustic music manifesting in the album Prism-a-Ning by AccordingToTheSound. He has also explored a new territory which is of the contemporary music scene, composing for orchestral instruments as well as the organ.

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Patrick

Patrick is currently studying composition at Birmingham Conservatoire. He played in the band Immense, a ‘post-rock band’ who released two albums, evil ones and zeros on fat cat records and Hidden between sleeves on Fierce Panda records. Immense toured in the UK, Ireland, Iceland (with Sigur Ros), Germany and Belgium. He then formed Heroes of the Dancefloor who combined early Jazz with dance music and hip hop and who released three albums to support the homeless in the US on the American label Ingrooves. Momentum and Torch supported homeless charities in San Francisco and New York respectively and Shelter supported a shelter in New Orleans. He released an album of electronica, Arrythmia on Tummy Touch records, as Kokoro Thief with Rob Slade, which he is yet to meet. 

According to the Sound

Our music began in the UK in Birmingham in September 2018. With a Schoeps stereo microphone, Patrick recorded improvisations, as well as some prewritten material, played by Adam on piano and sometimes Patrick on guitar. Every week Patrick took this material to his studio in Bristol, where 93 compositions were worked on and orchestrated by April 2019.

It took 5 weeks for us to scrutinize and sift through our music until we had collected 15 tracks to develop further. We worked and rebuilt the drafts of our demos as an author rewrites pages of an evolving novel. Horn parts were rewritten and extra piano and Rhodes parts were added. Taking shape, our music went to New York. Four instrumentalists and three rappers delved into our music recording their contributions in a studio in Brooklyn. Finally, we took our music to London where this year long project was mixed and mastered.

If you draw a straight line between Birmingham, Bristol and London on a map it forms a triangle and conveniently illustrates a musical analogy. Music from both past and present New York can be imagined as a series of waveforms, passing through the triangle of the three UK cities like light through a prism, creating a whole spectrum of new sounds. To carry forward this analogy, if Gershwin’s ‘Rhythm changes’ provided Thelonious Monk with a structure to base his tune “Rhythm-a-ning”, the music of New York has provided inspiration for us to create our first record “Prism-a-Ning”.

Reviews

‘A richly textured musical adventure that explores polytonality, pure sound texture, song-like lines and at times arrangements that seem to be nudging towards the orchestral. It’s utterly original music.’

According To The Sound: Prism-A-Ning | Jazz Journal 4/5 stars

‘A genuinely impressive piece of work that convincingly explores a variety of musical styles and genres, while remaining firmly rooted in the tradition of classic acoustic jazz.’

https://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/prism-a-ning 4/5 stars

‘Two British minds and an entire infantry of guests are responsible for the vast array of sounds and shapes resounding through Prism-a-Ning’

According to the Sound: Prism-a-Ning album review @ All About Jazz 3.5/5 stars

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