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    Burnt Belief To Release 4th album, Mutual Isolation

    Burnt Belief To Release 4th album, Mutual Isolation Featuring Acclaimed Guitarist Jon Durant and Bassist Colin Edwin (O.R.k./Twinscapes/ex-Porcupine Tree)


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    Burnt Belief have always been difficult to categorize, utilizing improvisation around strong thematic compositions, ambient textural atmospherics, subtle electronics combining elements of both progressive and jazz/rock blended with an intriguing undercurrent drawn from more ethnic traditions. Falling in the cracks of established genres, yet showcasing a remarkable ongoing core musical chemistry and defiantly its own thing, Burnt Belief is expansive yet instantly recognizable to those who know.


    As with many other musical collaborations, the Covid19 pandemic rendered previously planned live and studio activity a total impossibility. However, a solid distance working method sharpened by three previous Burnt Belief albums has led to the remarkably natural and live sounding new album Mutual Isolation.


    Despite working within customary musical territory, and with a similar modus operandi, Mutual Isolation departs from previous Burnt Belief releases as Colin Edwin elected to play double bass exclusively throughout the albums 9 tracks, grounding the new material with an earthier, more natural resonance.


    Mutual Isolation also allows freer than ever reign to Jon Durants trademark atmospheric cloud guitar approach, with his orchestrational guitar perspective meshing seamlessly around an increased application of his singular fretless guitar. The majority of Jons lead guitar parts were initially intended as work in progress guide performances but the finished album retains them unedited, which is a fitting tribute to Jons creative judgement and the spontaneity and rapidity of the albums construction process.


    As before, the core duo of Colin Edwin and Jon Durant is augmented by the addition of drummer Vinny Sabatino, who is equally at home in contrasting settings, from the free jazz tumult of Where it All Began to the precise rhythmic tensions of North African influenced Divine Rascal. Joining in on percussion duties is the highly in demand Swiss rhythm master Andi Pupato, who adds layers of meticulous yet unforced depth to several cuts. Far more than just a guest soloist is Estonian trumpet phenom Aleksei Saks, whose lucid tone and expressive phrasing perfectly fit the albums overall widescreen cinematic canvas.


    Mutual Isolation is arguably the most live sounding and spontaneous of Burnt Belief albums. Despite being recorded in total isolation, with minimal discussion, it also manifests clear evidence of the strong musical instincts and sensibilities of all the musicians involved.


    To purchase:

    https://jondurant.bandcamp.com/

    https://burntbelief.bandcamp.com/


    The album will also be on streaming services, apple music, spotify, etc...


    For more information:

    https://www.burntbelief.rocks

    https://www.facebook.com/BurntBelief


    Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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    Pre-ordered.


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    Burnt Belief To Release 4th album, Mutual Isolation

    Got the album in the mail a couple of days ago! Mutual Isolation is a very jazz influenced album, as opposed to their previous releases which were more experimental and genre free. The trumpet is a beautiful addition to the overall esthetic of the vibe. Colin Edwin playing an upright bass is a new feature that expands the sonic pallet and offers a punchy compliment to the elastic drumming . Jon Durant really cuts loose with some gorgeous soloing. Perfect album to spend a quiet evening and a malty beverage.


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    I haven't heard this project but I love some of Jon Durant's solo work. I'll have to check this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBES View Post
    I haven't heard this project but I love some of Jon Durant's solo work. I'll have to check this out.
    Very good albums! Bandcamp has all of them!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boceephus View Post
    Got the album in the mail a couple of days ago! Mutual Isolation is a very jazz influenced album, as opposed to their previous releases which were more experimental and genre free. The trumpet is a beautiful addition to the overall esthetic of the vibe. Colin Edwin playing an upright bass is a new feature that expands the sonic pallet and offers a punchy compliment to the elastic drumming . Jon Durant really cuts loose with some gorgeous soloing. Perfect album to spend a quiet evening and a malty beverage.
    Got the album a week or two and agree with your review. The CD starts with a kind of ambient-free jazz piece in which cloud guitar- and muted trumpet-sounds circle around each other beautifully. Then there are 7 more melodic jazz-rock like tracks. The album closes with a long, very quiet piece with Satie-like piano-patterns and soft guitar-lines. In some way it reminded me of the opening-sequence of Tubular Bells.

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    Expanse, the final track is gorgeous. J.D.s Alternate Landscapes seems to lean into that direction & Expanse is the fully realized finale.


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    Also love track 2, called “Month Of Moonlight”....great drums....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canvas View Post
    Also love track 2, called Month Of Moonlight....great drums....
    Have you heard the Stephan Thelen Fractal Guitar albums? A similar vibe.


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    I'll check it out....thanks Boceephus!
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