Konstrukt with Alan Wilkinson, Alexander Hawkins & Daniel Spicer – Lotus 2LP (MLR 016/017)
Limited to 300 copies.
Released in July 2017.
Konstrukt has made contact both Alexander Hawkins and Alan Wilkinson during their presence at Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf in 2013 where the band performed for the second time in Austria after Saalfelden Jazz Festival with Marshall Allen in 2011. All three parts were excited and have agreed to get together sometime in the future.
In 2015, Konstrukt shared the stage at Café Oto, London with Alexander Hawkins for the first time during their European Tour. It was a total blast and this performance resulted on DL by Café Oto’s in-house label Otoroku and released next year as double LP by Italian label Holidays Records.
in 2016, when the band has been invited by Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival to play a UK date again with Alexander Hawkins, London, Café Oto was chosen as their next stop, and they finally managed to have Alan and Daniel (promoter, musician, critic, writer, radio host) on board and Alexander most naturally joined the band again to perform in a large scale orchestra. The result was a night of music with high energy and a wide musical perspective. From drum&bass to ethnic funk vibes, from straight free jazz bursts to spiritual chantings, the whole performance here shows a wide range of outer wordly aspects of all musicians present.
Konstrukt is very grateful to be able to work with Omlott again on this recording, after their first collaboration with Joe McPhee on their critically acclaimed If You Have Time LP.