Alister Spence (Sydney) – Fender Rhodes, pedals, percussion
Sia Ahmad (Canberra) – Boss SP 303 + Akai MPX, analog synths, pedals
Raymond MacDonald (Glasgow) – alto + soprano saxophones
Australian/Scots electro-acoustic trio Sensaround work in a unique middle ground between melodic jazz ambience, ghostly dub and post-punk experiments as lo-fi rhythms press up against woodwind melodies and Rhodes tones are set awash in free percussion. Recorded at Ahmad’s studio Brick Lane during their first tour, their critically acclaimed debut Isotropes was released in 2014 while the limited edition live document Travelogue was released in early 2016, both on the hellosQuare label.
Sensaround will release their third album Heart/Noise in April 2019. Recorded once again at Brick Lane, Heart/Noise reveals both their most intimate and brutal sounds to date with the influence of This Heat and On-U Sound seeping in.
‘A wonderfully dense and intriguing ambience.’ Cyclic Defrost
‘It takes electro-acoustic improv into strange subaquatic realms.’ The Quietus
‘Flurried textures and spooked tangents’ Mess+Noise
‘Beautifully sculpted and improvised music, an empathetic sonic conversation.’ The Wire