On April 2nd, the Belgian instrumental jazz rock trio Under The Reefs Orchestra will release "Une Ile" - "an Island" - the first single from its eponymously titled album. The song is a brilliant sonic landscape of Clement Nourry's virtuoso guitar and Marti Melia's robust saxophone which combine to give the song the feel of post rock and mellow jazz ala Mulatu Astatke. At times, "Une Ile" brings into the mind's eye the very picture of it's title "an island", evoking coral blues and greens and pearl whites. But the music morphs and builds to a place where its "island" feels like the beating heart of a modern city. The gorgeous black and white video, directed by photographer Olivier Donnet, and featuring Italian dancer Federica Porello with choreography by Anne-Laure Lamarque, is a Fellinesque journey through the streets of Brussels that culminates in a frenetic ritual of dance and song in the orchestra pit of an old theater. "Un Ile" is a musical journey at once cosmic and melodic, savage and groovy.

Under The Reefs Orchestra evolved out Clement Nourry's solo work. Nourry is a true talent who brings a wide range of guitar knowledge to his playing - everything from Hendrix to John Fahey to Charlie Christian. When he was joined by Louis Evrard on drums and Marti Melia on saxophone and bass, Nourry's compositions became a collaborative effort of explorative jazz and rock. Despite its boundary-pushing aesthetics, the music adheres to fundamental melodic structures, inviting the listener into its unique spectral landscape. In Nourry's words, his music is "like walking on the bottom of the ocean - a new, hidden world". Under The Reef Orchestra induces you to leave your world behind to enter a new sonic universe.

The full album will be released worldwide on June 5th by Capitane Records.


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Check the single HERE.

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