Reviews of the new Sloth Racket album have been emerging since it came out in June, so this is a round-up of what people have been writing about our second release.
In printed words, we had a good reception from Daniel Spicer in Jazzwise:
Also in print was this nice review from Stewart Smith in The Wire magazine:
The blogosphere was also into the album. From the UK we had very positive (and extensive!) writeups:
Dalston Sound: ‘For all the restraint on display this is meaty, powerful music, thoughtful and multi-dimensional with no lacunae and no navel-gazing. And Roberts’s authorial stamp is strong, so Sloth Racket are shaping up as one of the most distinctive groups to emerge from the current UK Jazz/improv nexus.’
The Jazz Mann: ‘This is a group that is willing to stretch itself and take musical risks. Many of the musicians have previously played together in other line ups and this is reflected by a shared sense of adventure and a cohesive and collective group dynamic.’
Sandy Brown Jazz: ‘Sloth Racket’s second album Shapeshifters is well worth enquiry. It literally sharpens up on the creative edge of improvisation.’
Big thanks to all the reviewers for their support of the record!