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Nicolas RESSOT
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Nicolas RESSOT Balèze (adj.) ; inventif (adj.) ; court (adj.) ; prometteur (adj.) ; encore ! (adv.) ; voilà ! (prép.) Favorite track: Yours.
Ben Dallas
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Ben Dallas As a musician myself, this album struck fear deep in my heart, in the best way. It’s as though Garaj Mahal smoked PCP with the devil and fulfilled an ancient musical prophecy, giving rise to the most savage of trios. May they lay waste to all future venues and ears privileged enough to host their sonic kickassness.
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Nick Bradey Discovered this via bandcamp.
Great trio : both their releases are of
a high quality . Not slavishly following King Crimson - this is new
current music of lasting value. Favorite track: Reductio ad Absurdum.
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Instrumental (adj.)’s long awaited follow up to 2015’s A Series Of Disagreements doesn’t disappoint.

On ‘Reductio ad Absurdum’, the trio have expanded their palette, pushing their progressive and conceptual approach to composition to new levels.

This is utterly unique progressive music influenced by King Crimson, Animals As Leaders, Bill Frisell, and Mark Guliana.


released March 13, 2018

Instrumental (adj.) are: Simon Dawes, Simon Grove and Chris Allison.

All songs written by Simon Dawes, Simon Grove and Chris Allison.

Reductio ad Absurdum was recorded by Simon Grove at Nerve Studios.
Drums were recorded by Simon Grove at Adversary Studios Marrickville.

Mixed & mastered by Simon Grove at Nerve Studios.

Artwork by Sam Harwood (

Instrumental (adj.) would like to collectively thank:

Lachlan Dale & Art As Catharsis Records, Sam Harwood, Aaron at Adversary Studios, Michael Taverner, Joe Manton, Rahul Menon, all of our loved ones, families, friends & fellow bandmates, bands we have played with, everyone who has lent us gear (in particular Brian, David & Sally), all the venues we’ve played for providing adequate seating and everyone who has come to a gig, listened to our music or spread the word about us.

Oh, and our good friend Chris Kearnes for the band name inspiration. Happy now, pal?

Simon Grove uses Darkglass Electronics, Le Fay Basses, Line 6 & Dingwall Basses.

Chris Allison uses Sonor Drums.


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Instrumental (adj.) Sydney, Australia

"Featuring members of The Helix Nebula, Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt, Plini and Kurushimi, Instrumental (adj.) create forward-thinking, progressive music that draws on an immense range of influences – from Miles Davis to Blotted Science; Squat Club to Hiatus Kaiyote; The Brecker Brothers to Metallica." ... more

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