Honk If You're Sad
Balancing irreverent musical and technical improvisation with an uncompromising instinct for vibe and prodigious musicianship, the Ebi ascent has been swift. Their eponymous debut EP, follow-up aptly titled "Bedroom Tapes" and debut LP 'Ugh' were originally released on Sola Terra, and won international plaudits, major radio plays and performances at Gilles Peterson's We Out Here, London's Jazz Re:Freshed, EFG London Jazz Festival and Latitude. Tru Thoughts
were excited to pick up Ebi's back catalogue, repressing their first two EPs –that had long been out of circulation and garnering high prices on Discogs – on limited edition vinyl. Despite their steep rise – the Brighton outfit have preserved as much as possible of their unique recording process, originating from their very first sessions. With just a two- track recorder around, the band would lay down whole takes, one instrument at a time, then immediately transform the overdub, digitally reshaping the sound with the same mischievous, adderall energy as the
musical performance. This call- and- response between performance and production spurs an instinctive development – with musicality, player and producer egging one another on through naturally developing phases and textures.
Released: April 2022
Label: Tru Thoughts