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Biophosmos : The Music of Chick Corea

by Al Swainger Q*tet

No Mystery 05:54
Space 09:48
Got A Match? 04:38


Biophony is a term introduced by soundscape ecologist, Bernie Krauss, who in 1998, first began to express the soundscape in terms of its acoustic sources. The biophony refers t the collective acoustic signatures generated by all sound producing organisms in a given habitat at a given moment.

The biophosmos extends this idea to include all possible habitats, at any point in time, by both organic and inorganic means. For music to live and breathe it needs to evolve with its environment. As technology continues to evolve the worlds of acoustic and electronic sound manipulation become ever more fluid. This album is both tribute and a re-imagining of some of Chick Corea's greatest compositions through a modern lends of Pointless Beauty production.


released March 14, 2018

Al Swainger - Bass & FX
Jon Clark - Drums
Joe Northwood - Sax
Tom Berge - Keys

All compositions Chick Corea arranged Al Swainger, Jon Clark, Joe Northwood, Tom Berge

Recorded on 7th Feb 2018 at the Victoria Rooms, Bristol
Engineered by Jonathan Scott

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Al Swainger at Other Compass Studios for Outside In Records

Original photography, artwork & sleeve design by Al Swainger


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Al Swainger Bristol, UK

Cinematic Fusion for the Emotionally Curious


Rich and eclectic atmospheres to help you daydream and stimulate your emotions.

Pointless Beauty is the contemporary project of bassist, digital artist, composer, producer Al Swainger.

Blending a wide range of influences improvised music, this is a very personal take on what jazz or progressive music could be.
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