NUMBER is a new forward-thinking sound machine fronted by Ali Friend and Rich Thair – the co-founders and rhythm section of electronic pioneers and musical renegades, Red Snapper. Inspired by a love of A Certain Ratio, Talking Heads, P funk and scratchy dub, the industrious duo have recently been busy in the studio working on new material together, and are pleased to announce the release of their debut album entitled ‘Binary’, released 24th April via Sunday Best Recordings.
NUMBER enjoy the clash of old ideas with new ideas; old sounds with new sounds; acoustic with electronic. They seamlessly fuse elements of funk, jazz, post punk and noise with fearless electronica, to create their own unique and dynamic musical vision which is danceable, thrilling and deeply progressive. Dirty disco bass lines, noisy drum machines, wonky percussion, leering live drums, broken guitar melodies and the floating vocals of Dan carney (Astronauts), Luisa Gerstein and Heloise Tunstall-Behrens, create a compelling collision of sonic textures, leftfield beats and found sound. From the slicing live drums and jagged guitar melodies of ‘Red Flag’, the do-it-yourself, art school approach to ‘Face Down in Ecstasy’ – recently premiered on dance music website Data Transmission, to the sub-tropical, funk-infused ‘Wedge’ and the sonic industrial inflections of ‘Never Change’, the duo constantly question and re-define their musical sensibilities across ten innovative tracks of warped rhythms and loose limbed grooves.
Ahead of the release of the album, NUMBER are pleased to share the hypnotic mutant grooves of album track ‘Titan Shuff. STREAM ABOVE.
DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED 24TH APRIL VIA SUNDAY BEST…