For the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, the voyage to where they are now - whether tearing up festivals from Glastonbury to Melbourne, or touring with Gorillaz, or recording their first album on Honest Jon's - has involved a necessary stepping away from their father's shadow. The late, great, Phil Cohran was the first to recognize this; happily allowing their sound - heavy on the funk, with the urgency of hip-hop never far away - to blossom. But likewise this album is for all of them a natural step. Recorded in Chicago in June 2011, the idea was beautifully simple; "my music and their band."
This is music that plumbs the depths and rings with joy.