Boomkat Product Review:
Treader label bosses Ashley Wales & John Coxon a.k.a. Spring Heel Jack and legendary US trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith serve their six-part drama Hackney Road, featuring drums by Steve Noble (Rip, Rig & Panic) and Pat Thomas on synth and keys, mixed and engineered by Rupert Clervaux.
Recorded during 2016 at Hackney Road Studios, hence the title, the quintet kick up a killer free fuss mostly dominated by Wadada Leo Smith’s expressive lines of thought, but with ample room for shards of blistered, growling and cosmic electronics to erupt and recede inside the matrix. They really cover some ground on this one.