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Review of 30.03.2018 on Bristol 24/7

“Given Jake McMurchie’s ongoing obsession with obscure science and cosmology it’s somehow appropriate that, like a wandering comet, his futuristic Michelson Morley project appears every couple of years, shines for a brief period and then sadly drifts off to obscurity. …
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Posted April 17, 2018

Review of 30.03.2018 by Mike Collins

“There’s endless invention, fun and nuance amongst the riffs and electronic ambience and they are a great live act. The world should see more of Michelson Morley.” https://jazzyblogman.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/michelson-morley-bebop-club-friday-30th-march/

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Posted April 1, 2018

LondonJazzNews Review of Strange Courage

“If there were a prize for forming bands with instantly distinctive sounds, Bristol-based saxophonist Jake McMurchie would surely carry it off. As a key driving force behind the award-winning quartet Get The Blessing, McMurchie has moved from bass-groove to live-wire industrial loopy without dropping …
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Posted September 12, 2017

Strange Courage featured in Bandcamp “Summer in Jazz”

Very pleased to be included in this list: Bandcamp Daily – The Summer in Jazz Releases

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Posted September 21, 2016

A trio of reviews of our Bristol launch…

“If the album is an assured, gripping group performance, the live show is an even more pulsating ride… The two sets were a celebration of some of the more creative and imaginative music that has been brewing gently in Bristol over …
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4 star review in Jazzwise magazine

“Michelson Morley’s spacious, menacing avant jazztronica … With Michelson Morley, jazz in the age of the electroacoustic loop is in safe hands.” **** Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise magazine, July 2016 Read in full

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Posted June 27, 2016

4 star review of Strange Courage in The Guardian

**** “It’s really imaginative contemporary music, with a hot free-jazz core” John Fordham, The Guardian, 17.06.2016

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Posted June 17, 2016

Rehearsals

Not sure what the fish thought of it…

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Posted June 14, 2016

Glowing review of Strange Courage on Listomania

“Broadening the language is a long tradition in jazz, from its inception as an amalgam of cultures, through explorations of players increasing aural and harmonic scopes of their instruments, to current attempts to integrate acoustic improvisational playing into the digital …
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Posted June 1, 2016

We will be at Manchester Jazz Festival 2016

Very pleased that we will be part of the Manchester Jazz Festival this year, which is running with the theme of “Rethink Jazz”. We will be playing at the Hobgoblin Festival Pavilion on Sunday 24 July at 5pm. More info …
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Posted May 20, 2016

Tamer as Prey played on Late Junction, Radio 3

“They’ve lost none of the inventiveness they displayed on their first album and to me they still sound really unique” NIck Luscombe, Late Junction, 27.04.2016 Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07869d3#play

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Posted April 28, 2016

**** Vortex review from Marlbank

“Gravitational waves greet Michelson Morley playing live as they return two years on from Aether Drift, a quartet that thrives on open improvisation contoured by effects triggered by leader/composer Jake McMurchie and drummer Mark Whitlam … “Tamer as Prey”, like …
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Posted February 19, 2016

gravitational waves and album 2 both detected

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Posted February 16, 2016

Review of our performance at London Jazz Festival 2015

“I’d been waiting a long time to see Michelson Morley play live and I’m pleased to report that they didn’t disappoint with this involving and often exciting set. The band’s second album, this time with the excellent Messore on board, …
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Posted January 13, 2016

Michelson Morley signs to Babel Label

We are very pleased to announce that our second album will be released in Spring of 2016 on Babel Label. With a working title of “Strange Courage” the album features some material honed during last year’s tour promoting our first …
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Posted November 24, 2015

4 star review in BBC Classical Music Magazine

Our superb drummer Mark Whitlam spotted this review we’d missed a 4 star review in BBC Classical Music Magazine Eerie, menacing, furtive and wistful, Michelson Morley creates a sense of compelling unease. Read the review in full here: http://www.classical-music.com/review/michelson-morley-aether-drift

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Posted August 24, 2015

Photos from our recent gig at the Kings Head in Cirencester

Photos courtesy Steve Fearn and Brewery Jazz

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Posted April 29, 2015

What people have said about Michelson Morley

“It’s like being run down by a rubber fire engine, piloted by the lovechild of Jan Garbarek and Roger Waters. With Roland Kirk clanging the bell.” Steve Kibble, friend of Marsden Jazz Festival Paul Bream, Schmazz/Jazz North East “When I started …
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Posted April 28, 2015

Review of Future Inns gig

The audience was spaced out around the room and the band was spread across the stage, each performer in their own small island of electronics. The music, with its open and uncluttered process of ambience, reflected this spaciousness, creating a …
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Posted March 12, 2015

album 2 in progress

Michelson Morley, augmented by guitar maestro dan messore, has returned to the studio to being work on its second studio album. We’re back in Jim Barr’s Bristol-based J and J Studio and have recorded a full album’s worth of music …
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Posted September 23, 2014