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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British experimental jazz quartet led by Pete Cunningham features guest appearances from Yazz Ahmed, Holysseus Fly and Yama Warashi.
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  1. May 29, 2019
    80
    A State of Flow’s appeal is to invoke varied source material without ever sounding like empty pastiche. ... Most effective of all are tracks such as First Light and The Chapel, where the drums drop out, leaving just the warm burble of analogue synths and soft woodwind harmonies.
  2. May 29, 2019
    80
    Right now it sits near the top of 2019’s jazz releases. However, if things continue in this fashion it might not even make the top ten by the end of the year, which is an exciting prospect to say the least.
  3. Mojo
    May 29, 2019
    80
    Ishmael Ensemble cleverly, psychedelically blur the lines. [Jun 2019, p.91]
  4. The Wire
    May 29, 2019
    80
    Dig into the four-to-the-floor derangement of “Lapwing” and the post-rock inflected “First Light” to hear a band seemingly capable of doing anything, yet remaining fleetfootedly themselves throughout. [Jun 2019, p.56]