Sian Alice Group: Troubled, Shaken, Etc.
Sian Alice Group - a collective of UK musicians Sian Ahern, Rupert Clervaux and Ben Crook, amongst other collaborators - are back with their sophomore album, Troubled, Shaken Etc. The band hones in on a genre-busting combination of organic improvisation, process-driven experimentation and the focused strength earned from a year of extensive travelling and touring the world together. You get your minimalist trances, electronic experimentation, techno thump, jazz motifs and Eastern music tropes in a joyous and complete listening experience. It's a snapshot (or, more closely, a yearbook) from an eventful 2008 that is more raw, emotional and loud than anything they've released thus far.