BABs is a trio formed of in demand London-based improvising musicians Olie Brice (double bass), James Allsopp (bass clarinet) and Alex Bonney (electronics).
The group explore music ranging from rich, evolving ambient textures to energetic electronica-influenced improv. The sound of the acoustic instruments is carefully manipulated and blended with electronic processing creating a hypnotic, haunting sound world.
‘The Vulture Watches’ (Loop records 2015) follows on from their 2012 release 'Diving Bells' and captures a set of improvisations loosely inspired by desert landscapes and scenes.
Review of their previous release: ’’Diving Bells is a transportive and strangely beautiful record. You can imagine a vessel creaking and groaning as it descends, finding strange lifeforms amongst the icy blackness on the sea bed, before ascending back to a calm, rippling surface. Diving Bells is a (sunken) treasure'' :The Liminal
released November 21, 2015
Recorded at Earconnector studios 26/27th June 2014, engineered by BABs, artwork by Jethro Brice