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Artificial Horizon

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    Pre-order of Artificial Horizon. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    releases September 6, 2019

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Artificial Horizon. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 6, 2019
    item ships out on or around September 4, 2019

      €15 EUR or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Artificial Horizon. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases September 6, 2019
    item ships out on or around September 4, 2019

      €20 EUR or more 

     

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Drop Shot
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The Glare
5.
Irritated Love
6.
Infinity Cove
7.
Safety In Numbers
8.
Different Or Not
9.
They'll Tell You You've Changed
10.
On Day Three

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TaxiWars is back after a three-year hiatus with new album ‘Artificial Horizon’, released 6th September via Sdban Ultra.
An intensive collaboration between dEUS frontman Tom Barman, saxophonist Robin Verheyen, bassist Nicolas Thys and drummer Antoine Pierre, TaxiWars are a mix of lyricism, poetry and jazz with a rock sensibility.
Three years in the making, ‘Artificial Horizon’, is a metaphorical step forward from 2016’s critically acclaimed album ‘Fever’.
Reinventing themselves, Barman and Verheyen came up with something very fresh and personal, tastefully evolving from a cubistic jazz sound to a more melodious direction. The band took their music to the next level adding depth to their compositions, clarity to the beats and efficiency to their overall sound.
‘Artificial Horizon’ is high on experimentation and creativity and demonstrates a kaleidoscope of styles and sounds. Tracks like album opener ‘Drop Shot, are sharp and on point, with a heavy sense of groove, while recent single ‘Sharp Practice’, is an impulsive, energetic vibration that steams jazz with late eighties hip-hop beats.
Title track ‘Artificial Horizon’, is both beguiling and insistent with an ingrained punkiness that sets the band apart from the plush jazz scene, all thanks to Verheyen’s punchy, melodic lines and Barman’s haunting lyrics. “I wanted TaxiWars to be sharp, to the point, punky and trashy – much like the band Morphine. Long solos were no-go,” says Barman.
The exquisite piano ballad ‘Irritated Love’ complete with smoky sax is an example of the ease in which TaxiWars merge certain traditional elements of jazz with an indie approach to songwriting while tracks like ‘The Glare’ and ‘Infinity Cove’ display TaxiWars’ love for jazz musicians such as Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, and Charles Mingus – full of swing, pulse, and the urge to break out of the genre’s confinements.

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releases September 6, 2019

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TaxiWars is the result of a wayward and intensive collaboration between dEUS frontman Tom Barman and saxophone player Robin Verheyen.

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