Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid - The Exchange Session: Vol 2

an unedited, real time document of the improvisational session between two heavyweights of pioneering music

Album Review by Dave Reid | 15 Jun 2006
  • The Exchange Session: Vol 2
Album title: The Exchange Session: Vol 2
Artist: Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid
Label: Domino
The Exchange Session: Vol 2' is the second part of an unedited, real time document of the improvisational session between two heavyweights of pioneering music. Kieran Hebden, the man behind Fourtet and Fridge, is one of the most exciting voices in electronic music. Steve Reid is a legendary jazz drummer who has played with everyone from Miles Davis to James Brown. It is a challenging but ultimately rewarding experience as Reid finds hidden rhythms in Hebden's electronic mash-ups that are in turn inspired by the live drumming. The resulting unified wave of intense aural alchemy is a tribute to the ability of the collaborators to meld their voices into a singular new creation, the like of which you won't have heard before, but which you are very unlikely to forget. [Dave Reid]
The Exchange Session: Vol 2' is out on May 22. http://www.kieranhebdenandstevereid.com