Welcome to Das Rad.UK
As a prime mover in the Sheffield improv scene, Martin Archer has played with a great number of musicians and is constantly exploring new combinations. In 2016, having played with both Nick Robinson and Steve Dinsdale individually, he put this trio together with the idea of exploring a “motorik” vein.
Steve’s relentless drumming (and occasional keyboards) providing a basis for Nick’s guitar motifs / loops and Martin’s soaring woodwind & keyboards to interact and explore the sonic and atmospheric possibilities. Recently, we welcomed in Jon Short on bass, who will appear on our forthcoming (4th) album “Veer”.
Described in a recent review – “a pure heavenly euphoria, to put simply, astounding. Progressive music in the truest sense of the term, transcending the oft-clichéd sobriquet ‘prog’. They walk in the footsteps of the rock/jazz/fusion gods of the 70s but make their imprints deeper, more unshapely, and longer-lasting. Ears be blown here, folks. Godlike.” Their two albums and the newly released “Laik Tors” are available on Discus Music and as downloads via Bandcamp, Amazon and Apple Music
guitar, loops & keys
sax/woodwind & keys
percussion & keys