Following the release of their debut album, The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture, Dialectical Imagination now plans to share their work through performances at key venues and festivals. Their album came out in February on the fledgling label Atma Nadi Records. S. Victor Aaron of SomethingELSE! describes the album as “seriously good art” while Karl Ackermann of All About Jazz remarks that it “spikes with energy and intelligence that cannot be overlooked.”
Since 2015, Dialectical Imagination has been continuously honing a unique and highly engaging form of musical expression they call “ecstatic music” which radically integrates the creative spirit of free-improvisation with the structural integrity of composition. For Dialectical Imagination, the full gamut of expression is in play from the cathartic to the hypersensitive, from the iconoclastic to the resplendent. No two performances are alike and yet their sound is unmistakable. Not fitting neatly into a particular genre, the ecstatic music of Dialectical Imagination persists as an expression of paradox.
«The music that Dialectical Imagination play... heeds to some invisible, intuitive force that guides them through tonality and dissonance, barren and overflowing.» — S. Victor Aaron (SomethingELSE!)
«Despite its undeniable aggression, deeply-rooted musical elements are always present, creating a certain paradoxical beauty that emerges from the turmoil.» — Troy Dostert (All About Jazz)
«The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture presents musical enigmas to be sure, but it reliably spikes with energy and intelligence that cannot be overlooked.» — Karl Ackermann (All About Jazz)
"… it gushes lushly in one moment, then screams with adrenaline-rush urgency." — Craig (Wedge Radio)
Doors 8PM, music starts 8:30 / $5 entry or $12 entry + album