EYe MUSIC II : A SWEET NICHE (2012)
Keir cooper > OLIVER SELLWOOD > BEN HANDYSIDES
'AS IF BAGPUSS
HAD JOINED SLAYER' MISFIT CITY
This album was written over 10 days in a Madrid rehearsal studio while Oliver lived in the city and Keir came for a month. Ben Handysides approached the band asking to join on drums and the set was realised in London, though a series of performances and a studio recording: achieved through live takes as a trio (as with much Jazz)
and recorded over 4 days.
1. EYE MUSIC II
2. FORK CRIME
4. GAOL BIRD
6. FLIRT WITH PASCAL
7. KA'S GREEN NOTEBOOK
8. 24 NOTE WALTZ
9 COS WE CAN
Artists Dickon Knowles and David Trevail created two video responses to the music, Dickon filming a story for 24 Note Waltz and David offering a video/animation for Duodecimal.
A Sweet Niche are a jazz/punk trio & the 2 core writers,
Keir and Oliver Sellwood have a unique collaboration; Keir as an award-winning non-academy artist and Oliver as
award-winning PhD composer
and academic. With these tangential angles of experience, they share a musical vocabulary honed over nearly two decades.