Paul Wigens (drums, violin) / Pete Judge (trumpet, electronics)
Eyebrow is a trumpet and drums duo based in Bristol, UK, formed in 2009. Its music evolves out of improvisations which are reassembled into structured pieces with an unexpectedly cinematic sweep, like journeys through slowly-changing landscapes.
The band’s 5th album, Strata, recorded in Bristol, is released October 2017.
All Eyebrow’s albums are available to download at: https://eyebrow.bandcamp.com/
“Full of clever textures & engagingly atmospheric” (Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction)
“Evocative music with a strongly atmospheric and highly cinematic quality” (The Jazz Mann)
“One of the most beguiling records I’ve heard in ages: music of quiet imagination and intimate beauty. I hope a lot of people get to enjoy it” (Richard Williams, thebluemoment.com, reviewing Garden City)
“Amazingly symphonic. The ideal place for their music would be a cathedral, perhaps, or a clifftop, or maybe an asteroid” (The Bristol Post)
“Sepulchral, dappled trumpet and real live meaty drums; Eyebrow have been doing this kind of thing for a long time and have become very good at it. ‘Thaw’ – an insistent rhythmic ear-worm – is a belter” (Independent on Sunday)
“Bristol’s answer to Nordic Noir, the spare precision of drumkit paired with haunting FX-mutated trumpet echoing back from a cliff-bound fjord has an ageless simplicity that belies how subtle and clever the music is” (Bristol 24/7)
“Underneath floating clouds of trumpet come real drums, simple and perfect. It sounds like two real people are in a room somewhere, playing this stratospheric music. Simplicity and humanity: it is beautiful.” (Listomania Bath)
“The music is so damn beautiful. Right now it feels like essential listening” (Steve Day)
“Atmospheric, haunting, fascinating. Four stars” (AllAboutJazz)
“Unique avant garde soundscapes that draw you in and melt your troubles away” (JPSMusic)
“Trumpet, drums and electronics combine to produce bewitching soundscapes, minimal yet rich and moving” (London Jazz News)