Natural Information Society

A well-regarded player in the Chicago jazz world, bassist and composer Joshua Abrams has spent the last several years recording expansive trance music with his band, Natural Information Society. That outfit’s records are driven by improvisation, though not necessarily in the form of individual solos. Instead, Abrams and his collaborators create hypnotic interlocking patterns, rhythms, and melodies that seem to spool forth endlessly without any single voice taking center stage. It is serene and peaceful music that relies on spontaneous invention, but also on restraint.

Joshua Abrams – guimbri
Lisa Alvarado – harmonium
Mikel Avery – drums
Ben Boye – electric autoharp
Emmett Kelly – electric guitar
Frank Rosaly – drums

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