Album highlight : اسم [ISM] / METAPHOR
Pat Thomas – piano
Joel Grip – double bass
Antonin Gerbal – drums
To follow up on their first album Nature in its inscrutability strikes back (Umlaut Records 2015), the unclassifiable European trio سم [ISM] will release two new recordings captured during a studio session in Tokyo on November 2018. The first part titled Metaphor will be released on CD in Japan and Europe for spring 2019 while the second installment – the LP Japanese Flower – will be released by the end of the year.
Umlaut is a European music collective born 2004 in Stockholm, and currently based in Berlin, Stockholm and Paris. “Transformation of sound” is our motto and we gather people around this idea, releasing albums, setting up shows, discovering new exciting artists and playing music together. Umlaut has released more than 30 albums and set up international festivals since 2009. We believe in spreading a music that is too rarely shared and discovered; at the same time we’re strongly convinced in the principle of undividing contemporary musical practices and getting rid of restrictive labels.