SUBTERRANEAN - New Designs On Bowie's Berlin

by Dylan Howe

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A radical new take on the instrumental cuts from David Bowie's 1977 albums Low and "Heroes".

Official shop / Amazon / iTunes release 07/07/14
Distribution by Proper Note

New reviews - July / August '14:

★★★★ UNCUT, MOJO, TIMES, GUARDIAN, INDEPENDENT, JAZZWISE, BLUES & SOUL


'That's a top notch album you've got there. Really.' David Bowie


'Dylan Howe's brilliant new album...We’re loving it here.’ davidbowie.com

'A beguiling jazz rethink of Berlin-era Bowie. 8/10.’ Uncut Magazine

Also featured in Uncut’s Top 20 best albums of 2014

‘So majestic…scuffling in musical corners only hinted at in Bowie’s originals. 4 stars.’ Mojo Magazine

‘I love your album! It's stunning. I stopped in my tracks to hear the whole thing - put me into a dream...such a haunting piece of work... album of the week.’ Katie Puckrick - BBC 6 Music

‘Absolutely remarkable - an extraordinary reinterpretation. So beautiful, this record.' Mary Ann Hobbs - BBC 6 Music

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‘A warm, contemplative treat, subtle, cinematic…The painterly atmosphere is conjured by creative electronics and elegant arrangements. A warm tribute to Bowie, but a jazz album too, Subterranean offers plenty to fans from both constituencies.' John Fordham - The Guardian

'Brooding intensity is mixed with fluid jazz passages and the ghost of John Coltrane dances through Warszawa. It’s an imaginative take on defiantly timeless music.’ John Bungey - The Times

'4 stars. Succeeds in living up to the source material... subtle reinvention and imaginative twists.’ The Independent

‘Probably one of the UK’s most important and vital drummers..."Subterranean" is an audacious and astounding piece of work that should be in every music collection - a real triumph - 9/10.' Blues & Soul

‘Daring, very daring. Jazz and rock seldom meet on equal terms, so the drummer deserves all the credit for these imaginative reworkings of the Thin White Duke’s most enigmatic period. When the musicians embark on the occasional straightahead sequence, the pieces risk becoming homogenised, but otherwise there’s not a trace of fusion bombast in these sotto voce improvisations. When the arrangements stay true to the spirit of Eno and Bowie’s fog-bound originals, they surpass them, the wash of synths and saxophone sketching a ghostly new landscape.’ Clive Davis – Sunday Times

‘An exquisite take on Bowie’s late 70s largely instrumental collaborations with Brian Eno. Subterranean possibly glimpses how Coltrane may have interpreted Bowie. Howe combines a great concept, a superb band and his own significant talents as a drummer and arranger to deliver his best album to date.’ Drummer Magazine

‘A splendid recording - gorgeously intimate…A project for which he deserves huge credit. 4 stars” Jazzwise Magazine

'The results are quite superb...Subterranean will stand as the album that brings jazz and Bowie together - and does so in splendid style...highly inventive...ethereal beauty.’ All About Jazz

'A preparatory listen to Low period Bowie will make you realise quickly enough how fresh Dylan Howe’s reworkings of the material are. This is a breath of fresh air with a good deal of imagination involved all round. Among the best jazz albums to my knowledge so far this year.’ Stephen Graham - www.marlbank.net

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Subterranean is Dylan Howe’s first studio album in ten years. It’s made up of his arrangements of Bowie’s influential music from his Berlin Trilogy and has been six years in the making.

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THIS ALBUM RELEASE WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY DH'S SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IN NOV '13. THANKS TO HUNDREDS OF GENEROUS PEOPLE OVER £10K WAS RAISED FOR THE MASTERING, MANUFACTURE AND RELEASE COSTS OF THIS ALBUM - THANK YOU!

TOUR DATES (LINKS IN THE 'SHOWS' STRIP TOP RIGHT):

Live reviews of Nottingham, Bonnington Theatre 11/9/14:

www.nottinghampost.com/Review-Dylan-Howe-s-Subterraneans-Bonington/story-22915348-detail/story.html

Leflion:

www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/dylan-howe--subterranean/id/6952


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Some of the music was previewed at the London Jazz festival in October 2007, this is the completed album and his strongest to date. It features some of the best jazz musicians in the UK with special guest Yes guitarist Steve Howe playing Koto.

“This is the first album that I’ve really utilised the potential of the recording studio, with multiple sessions and overdubs, really thinking about production, I was making a record this time, not just recording an album. In the past I would be in the studio for a day or two at the most, or just bring a mobile studio to a gig; this time however, the process and result has been a little like the music, kind of cinematic, a feeling of scale and intensity. Think Coltrane Quartet produced by Neu! in an air-raid shelter.” DH

Dylan Howe is a British drummer (born in1969) best known for leading his quintet and other jazz groups since 2002 and his tenures with Ian Dury and the Blockheads (1997-2010), Steve Howe and Wilko Johnson (2010-2013), coupled with extensive session work since 1990, playing with Roger Daltrey, Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Beth Gibbons, Gabrielle and Hugh Cornwell amongst others.

This new album (his sixth) is the natural progression from his 2010 Stravinsky adaptation with Will Butterworth; The Rite Of Spring for piano and drums.

“This is NOT a tribute album, I can’t stand those things, it’s not a reverential offering to some higher power, head bowed, this is making something new from stuff I like, much like they all did.” DH

Reviews of the LJF gig:

‘A formidable lineup…immaculate, entrancing collective performance. Howe’s trademark powerful yet delicate drumming was the motor propelling this finely tuned engine. Every piece told its own story. This will not be easily forgotten…’ JAZZWISE MAGAZINE

‘Dylan Howe’s self-styled “reimagining” of Bowie’s instrumental meisterwerks invests them with new life while remaining true to their original spirit. His mini-orchestra (ensemble?) treat the originals as blueprints for some inventive flights of fancy but remain recognisably anchored in Bowie’s Berlin. The Thin White Duke would surely approve.’CONTEMPORARY MAGAZINE

‘Takes the “who would have thought of that?” award. The drummer has formed a group featuring Portishead’s Adrian Utley, former Strangler Hugh Cornwell and saxophonist Gilad Atzmon among others to re-imagine the music of David Bowie’s Heroes and Low.’

‘TOP TEN IN THE LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL’ – THE TIMES (9/11/07)

For DH:

‘A superb player, inspiring and invigorating.’ THE GUARDIAN

‘The thrilling, incisive drumming of Dylan Howe.’ LONDON METRO

‘Rightly acclaimed as one of the best drummers of his generation.’ RONNIE SCOTT’S

‘A funky little bastard.’ IAN DURY

‘You’re playing beautifully.’ JIMMY PAGE

credits

released 07 July 2014

Tracklisting:

1. SUBTERRANEANS 8:23 (BOWIE)

2. WEEPING WALL 7:05 (BOWIE)

3. ALL SAINTS 10:04 (BOWIE)

4. SOME ARE 6:29 (BOWIE)

5. NEUKÖLN - NIGHT 5:00 (BOWIE, ENO)

6. ART DECADE 4:41 (BOWIE)

7. WARSZAWA 11:08 (BOWIE, ENO)

8. NEUKÖLN - DAY 5:29 (BOWIE, ENO)

9. MOSS GARDEN 6:23 (BOWIE, ENO)


DYLAN HOWE - DRUMS
MARK HODGSON - DOUBLE BASS
ROSS STANLEY - PIANO + SYNTHS
BRANDON ALLEN - TENOR SAXOPHONE
JULIAN SIEGEL - TENOR SAXOPHONE
NICK PINI - DOUBLE BASS
ADRIAN UTLEY - GUITAR
STEVE HOWE - KOTO

ORIGINAL MUSIC - DAVID BOWIE / BRIAN ENO
ARRANGEMENTS - DYLAN HOWE
EDIT / MIX / MASTER - WILL WORSLEY

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY DYLAN HOWE

RECORDED AT:
EASTCOTE STUDIOS, LONDON
MOTORIK STUDIOS, RAYLEIGH
CODA-COLA, LONDON
PIPE DREAM STUDIOS, LONDON

GRAPHIC DESIGN BY MARC BESSANT

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