Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective BLOOM. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between classical, jazz and folk idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Maurice Ravel, Charle Mingus and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album, Bea, was released as a luxury gatefold vinyl edition via new label Adderwell Music in Nov 2017.
“This is cinematic music of a high calibre, executed with eloquent musicianship. Elements of classical composition, jazz harmony and folk sensibilities combine with worldly influences from Ethiopia and the Far East.” ★ ★ ★ ★ Songlines Magazine
Ellie has recently recorded her debut album at the BLOOM home studio with producer Daniel Inzani, collaborating with various musicians from the Bloom collective. She is a skilful songwriter whose lyrics describe experiences of modern city life through a fairy-tale lens with a Lynch like humour. She has an enchanting voice and songs reminiscent of Connie Converse and Sibylle Baier. This will be her first performance of her new album complete with band members.
Here is a sneak preview of her song 'Tactile':
Conrad is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who release his own music under the alias Cloudshoes. He has recorded with both the above groups and is also a busy Bristol based musician who performs with The Evil Usses, Yama Warashi, Tezeta, Dubi Dolczek, Leonie Evans and many others. He'll be performing live with both groups.