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Blue Touch Paper

Colin Towns’ Anglo-German six piece, Blue Touch Paper, released their debut album ‘Stand Well Back’ in 2012, turning heads and prompting ecstatic reviews “…catchy hooks, knotty rhythms and moodscapes…” MOJO.

Their new album ‘Drawing Breath’ continues the Blue Touch Paper soundscape, with elements of jazz, rock, electronic and classical music once again demonstrating an adventurous, visionary and powerful way forward.

Colin Towns – keyboards
Mark Lockheart – saxophones
Chris Montague – guitar
Benny Greb – drums
Edward Maclean – bass
Stephan Maass – percussion & electronics

“wild tangos, brooding Iberian folk melodies, tongue-in-cheek rock piano and an atmosphere of youthful exuberance” THE GUARDIAN

“overflows with taut interplay and dynamic musical invention” RECORD COLLECTOR

“Zawinul-style funk, tango themes, Moor-ish overtones and heavy metal deep in the mix as well. At times, it feels like there is a cast of thousands at work: reading, improvising, raging” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

“the group’s intrinsic chemistry continues to grow..an album that’s even more eclectic, electrified and electrifying” ALL ABOUT JAZZ

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