Ben Vince

Assimilation

Where To Now?

Released: 25th May 2018



Fresh off a thrilling collaboration with Joy Orbison, the British saxophonist teams with Mica Levi, Rupert Clervaux, and others on an audacious solo album that feels like another team effort.

SE London-based solo saxophonist Ben Vince's first few solo releases took a contemplative, layered approach to free improvisation that felt close in spirit to Terry Riley’s soprano saxophone and “time-lag” accumulator experiments. Then, in May, Vince teamed with adventurous dubstep producer Joy Orbison for a 12" of agit-techno explorations that demonstrated just how well he could play with others. Assimilation is another team effort, featuring four collaborative pieces (and one solo track) that venture to the furthest reaches of experimental song, free jazz, uneasy ambience, and bristling techno. He has called his new role a “demotion from creator to vector,” but Vince’s unflashy saxophone work binds it all together into an audacious whole.