Norway is the current centre for Europe's jazz electronica, but significant green shoots are also coming up in Ireland. Daniel Jacobson embodies this digital new deal, happily straddling the acoustic and electronic musical spheres, In the past 2 years his ZoiD alter ego has spawned solo projects and large ensembles, and now this new quartet which bonds popular electronic styles like techno with jazz, free improv and contemporary composition. Paul Williamson (trumpet), Justin Carroll (Fender Rhodes) and Matt Jacobson (drums), complete this groove-based, original quartet using a full array of techniques to bond acoustic sound with live sampling, processing and beat manipulation.
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Cormac Larkin, Sunday Independent““either the future of jazz, or the end of jazz as we know it” ”
Himuro Yoshiteru““all sounds are original” ”
Stephen Purcell, We Are Noise““Utilising both experimentation and improvisation to create something unique is a tough task in today’s world. ZoiD seems to have utilised both and has created something that will be tough to top in its field.” ”
Michael Noble, ContactLight““This album ('Selected ZoiDworks 05-12') is a real joy. The odd time signatures add a pleasingly unsteady organic quality that complements the crisp artificial beats.” ”
Philip Neeson, Louder Than War““Plenty of really enjoyable stuff going on here.” ”