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 originally 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 expanded our line-up with Jon Short on bass, (who shines on “Veer”) and Peter Rophone on vocals.
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.”
All the band’s albums are available on CD/DL from Discus Bandcamp. We don’t gig that often, but are happy to travel for exciting events!
bass / keys
guitar, loops & keys
sax/woodwind & keys
percussion & keys