ATA Records are proud to announce the new 45 from The Sorcerers. Taken from the upcoming LP 'In Search of The Lost City of The Monkey God', 'Summoning The Monkey God' covers a wide range of influences: Ethiopiques Ethio-Jazz rubs up against European library music of the 60s and 70s. The Sorcerers seamlessly blend these disparate elements into one cohesive sound. Based in ATA Records' home of Leeds, The Sorcerers form the backbone of the ATA Records house band including drummer Joost Hendrickx (Kefaya, Shatner's Bassoon, Abstract Orchestra) and ATA label heads Neil Innes (Bass & Guitar) and Pete Williams (Woodwinds & Percussion). Bass clarinets, flutes, and esoteric percussion that sit alongside bass, guitar and drums are essential to The Sorcerers sound providing cinematic textures on top of a solid rhythmic foundation.
'Summoning the Monkey God' builds on the success of the bands sell-out debut ('The Sorcerers - ATA002') and follow-up 45 ('In Pursuit Of Shai -Hulud - ATA007') with an edit of a track from their forthcoming 2nd LP aimed at dancefloors and djs. The b-side 'End Credits' is also taken from the album alongside an exclusive 45 only version 'End Credits (Alternate Version)'. Both b-sides feature Flautist Chip Wickham ('Sombra' & 'Shamal Wind' - Lovemonk Records).
The release will be supported by a radio & media campaign with airplay expected from Huey Morgan (bbc6 Music), Gilles Peterson (bbc6 Music, Worldwide Fm) & Nick Luscombe (Radio 4) among others.
1 Summoning the Monkey God (45 Edit)
2 End Credits (feat. Chip Wickham)
3 End Credits (Alternate Version) [feat. Chip Wickham]
Afro / Afrobeat
The Lewis Express
Hip Hop / Rap