Toronto experimental jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD’s fanciful fusion of hip-hop rhythms and improvisational jazz spits in the face of ridiculous notions of genre on their latest LP, ‘III’.
Their third album comprises nine complex and nuanced, genre-defying escapades – a series of varied and elaborate aural tapestries that strike the right balance of mood and melody, whether it’s subtly menacing (‘Can’t Leave The Night’) or sensual and sexy (‘Confessions’).
‘III’ is the trio’s first LP comprising entirely original material. With an energy and ambience that ebbs and flows in waves rather than exploding in peaks and crescendos, this is edgy, kaleidoscopic lounge music for the Digital Age.
PUBLISHED: CLASH MAGAZINE – MAY 2014