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Unkempt Magic: Dark Jazz 2

by Necessary Animals

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who is she 05:03
Dengemarsh 05:40
What a Smile 06:01


Dark Jazz 2 is our second album of collaborations, experiments, one-offs and improvs. Much of the material was gleaned from rehearsals and informal jams, many recorded on phones. Our collaborators then took these and morphed, twisted, rearranged and reconfigured them to create new and vibrant works from their restless imaginations. The result - Unkempt Magic.
Our most experimental outing yet, Dark Jazz 2 aims to reach those parts of the shared musical universe that are less commonly roamed and revealed.


released November 8, 2022

Recorded at various times in various locations.
All tracks were mixed by sonic wizard Fritz Catlin, except Dengemarsh, mixed by sonic wizard Kendal Eaton.
Ryan Bollard - drums
Richard Cabut - words on Unkempt Magic
Fritz Catlin - synth, percussion, wooden flute
Holly Finch - vocal, guitar on who is she
Sebastian Greschuk - horns
Lee Igglesden - guitar on Dengemarsh and What a Smile
Steve North - words, vocals, instruments
Amanda Thompson - keyboards, guitar
Kim Thompsett - vocal on Dengemarsh


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Necessary Animals Hastings, UK

Necessary Animals is an alt psych/classic rock/experimental band based in Hastings. Our debut album features members of the Good Missionaries, 23 Skidoo, Near Jazz Experience, The Big Believe, Cuban Boys and Alabama 3. Our featured vocalists are Amanda Thompson (The Big Believe) and Norwegian actor and singer Ingvild Syntropia (Avengers Age of Ultron, Relationshit and Star Wars Rogue One). ... more

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