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"Startling, groundbreaking...it explodes definitions to seize fresh space"

(Clash Magazine)

Q U O T E S
 

"startling, groundbreaking...it explodes definitions to seize fresh space"

- Clash Magazine -
 

"Graham Costello’s STRATA combines drama, intelligent, incisive improvisation and Reichian minimalism"

- Jazzwise -


"an intense, hypnotic and almost continuous journey through mesmerising repetitive motifs, crisply and carefully executed sound worlds, elemental soloing and frankly thrilling musical peaks"
- The Times -

“Costello has been setting a standard of musicianship that has seasoned observers talking about Glasgow as a jazz hotbed of approaching New York proportions.”
- The Herald -

“Groovy yet cerebral" , "Absolutely epic" , "Such a hypnotic and compelling sound"
- BBC Scotland -

"Scottish musician Graham Costello is set to join the ranks as one of the genre's most compelling innovators in the UK."
- The List - 

"...pushing the boundaries between jazz and rock, a polyrhythmic, genre-melting journey."

- The Skinny -
 

"their glinting, jazz rock has been like a meteorite on the scene in Scotland and beyond."
- The National -

 

“Based on current form, this is set to grow exponentially”

- The Scotsman -

"STRATA’s innate ability to blend mesmerising grooves with cerebral, ambient emotionality is particularly impressive...a breathtaking debut album"
- Fortitude Magazine -

"the music is put together with a compelling awareness for detail and contrasts as well as surging energy that’s uplifting and life-affirming."

- London Jazz News -

"the unrelenting waves of cinematic imagery accrue an intensity that never seems to level off, even after the last note has faded."

- Bandcamp -

"some of the most exciting new music for a long time"

- On The Beat -

"...one of the most exciting and innovative artists this year...their musicianship is faultless and have gained a notable reputation for their live performances”

- Podcart -

 S H O R T   B I O
 

Named as one of Jazzwise Magazine's "Ones to Watch in 2019" Graham Costello's STRATA are one of the most exciting and innovative bands on the Scottish jazz scene, playing music fusing jazz, rock, and classical minimalism. Pushing the boundaries of the genres, they create a new unique soundworld combining high-energy polyrhythms, improvisation and collective groove. 

“Costello has been setting a standard of musicianship that has seasoned observers talking about Glasgow as a jazz hotbed of approaching New York proportions.”
- The Herald -

 

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