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Music / May 28, 2021

Listen to Carlow producer Auxiliary Phoenix’s jazz odyssey ‘Petrichor’

Auxiliary Phoenix
Music / May 28, 2021

Listen to Carlow producer Auxiliary Phoenix’s jazz odyssey ‘Petrichor’

Kick back and explore the wonky world of the genre-defying instrumentalist.

When the DIY sensibilities of this generation’s bedroom producers coalesce with the experimental sounds of west coast jazz-fusion innovators the result is predictably, pretty special.

Auxiliary Phoenix isn’t concerned with any traditional ideas about genre. Couple that with a self-taught approach that takes the road less travelled at every opportunity, the Carlow producer has been creating some of the most forward-facing music in Ireland’s modest scene.

Borrowing inspiration from the likes of Flying Lotus, Yussef Kamaal and Robert Glasper and earning nods from icons such as Thundercat (for a solo bass piece) to grime visionary Murlo, Auxiliary Phoenix has been delving increasingly into the world of wonky jazz sounds.

Subsequently, his latest album Petrichor is a 12 track, self-produced jazz odyssey through the lens of a progressive young upstart.

Featuring the likes of Senita Appiakorang (X Collective / Shookrah), L. W. Clay Sr., Infinity Calling, and previous collaborators James McDermott and Knowah it is a thoroughly collaborative effort.

Click here to purchase Petrichor on Bandcamp.

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