In an age where we can’t spend more than five seconds without looking at a computer screen to catch up on the latest from that head-the-ball Kanye West, allow yourself a fifteen minute break to relax in the experimental improvisations of Ruined Spirit.
The Manchester based duo have just released ‘Hangover In Chinatown’; a lengthy soundscape put together in an improvised session. Consisting of cello, guitar and electronics, it’s easy to get lost in its delightful ambience.
Speaking on their partnership, guitarist Andrew comments “Jess and I come from very different places musically. Jess is involved in lots of projects from indie to folk to orchestral, whereas I rarely do music outside my room. We like the improvisational element because it means that the tracks are recorded at the point where the ideas are at their freshest and most interesting. Because of the nature of this approach it doesn’t allow the process to become self conscious. It’s about capturing the mood of the time and our chemistry as musicians and friends.”
Listen to Hangover In Chinatown below, and be sure to chuck a quid their way by purchasing it on Bandcamp.