Living Isn't Easy Robocobra Quartet

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Album-Release:
2022

HRA-Release:
17.06.2022

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  • 1Flew Close04:18
  • 2Wellness03:04
  • 3Labyrinth04:24
  • 4Heaven06:45
  • 5Micro Person04:55
  • 6Chromo Sud09:17
  • 7Plant (The Succulent Blues)04:20
  • 8Kilmore Close04:21
  • 9Night04:03
  • Total Runtime45:27

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Improvisation and experimentation is at the core of Robocobra Quartet's DNA almost intentionally at odds with their roots as a post-punk band. Including members with no musical training alongside European music conservatoire innovators, the resulting is a groove-driven but cerebral blast, invoking the likes of Fugazi, Talking Heads and contemporaries such as Squid and Black Country, New Road. The eclectic free nature of their live shows allows them to channel-hop from moments of joy and playfulness to periods of intense fury, creating a unique sound that has earned them invitations to Montreux Jazz Festival, Latitude and as far out as the Inversia Festival in the polar north of Russia.

Chris W Ryan, drums, vocals
Nathan Rodgers, bass, effects
Ryan Burrowes, bass, sampler, keyboards
Tom Tabori, soprano saxophone, keyboards, sampler
Peter Howard, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Thibault Barillon, tenor saxophone



Chris W Ryan
is a drummer, vocalist & producer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Chris often works in the studio in production & engineering roles and is the composer and band-leader of post-punk/jazz act Robocobra Quartet. The group has received critical acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, Jazzwise and BBC Radio 3 and have been nominated for the Northern Irish Music Prize. Robocobra Quartet have performed at Montreux Jazz Festival, SXSW and toured as far as Inversia Festival in the polar north of Murmansk, Russia.

Robocobra Quartet
are a collective of six members of wildly different musical backgrounds swapping in and out to make a touring quartet, which has taken them across Europe to Montreux Jazz Festival, Latitude Festival, and as far as Inversia Festival in the polar north of Russia, all while receiving acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, The Line Of Best Fit, Prog, and BBC Radio 6.

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