By: Amy Grace
7 June, 2019, 10:00
Gutsy and galvanised jazz trio Hippo are slowly teasing us with material from their second EP which is due to land on earth in November. At its core, their sound is tangled jazz which has been sieved through a recipe of metallic math, beefy synths and sonic soundscapes which scream future jazz. Their latest single ‘DAK’ sees Hippo collaborating with virtuoso Joe Price who lays down a shrieking solo which teeters on Captain Beefheart levels of absurd. We can thank Holysseus Fly for the origins of this song, beginning as a piano piece which has now been through an asteroid belt of chaotic electronics.
‘DAK’ reeks of a 70’s experimental track, wailing synths and pounding bass lines swirl together to make a transfixing tune. A monumental single which is only a teaser for what’s to come in November.
Check out the splashy video for ‘DAK’ above, created by Al Hodgson it features some old-school footage of space stations and interplanetary delights.