4th September 2015: Round up of reviews for Ant Law’s ‘Zero Sum World’

​​Zero Sum World ​showcases an ​eclectic mish-mash of influences from musics around the world, but it’s Law’s thematic writing and playing that binds its eleven tracks together into one uniform statement. No doubt the amount of touring the band has done over the last two years comes into play in the overall presentation and tightness of Ant’s often tricky and rhythmically shifting compositions. Both Neame and Chillingworth improvise with aplomb while Maddren’s considered touch flows like water through even the most complicated corners of Law’s tunes.

 

 

Amongst the latest round of reviews received for Zero Sum World are the following highlights:

“A strong musical and emotional core… a thoughtful and emotional album.”
Northern Echo (website)

“The compositions reveal a depth of meaning with a variety of textures and shifting rhythmical patterns, along with Ant Law’s pioneering use of the ‘Perfect Fourths’ method of tuning for guitarists… A thoroughly enjoyable set and highly recommended.”
Jazz Views (website)

“A nicely balanced program of varied rhythms, moods and approaches.”
Jazz Journal (website)

​”An improvisationally-rich album.”
Der Hörspiegel (website)

​”His music is resourceful and ​decorated with attributes such as wit, skill, flexibility and variety​, but the main focus is on making music together.”
Hörerlebnis Magazine (website)

Ant recently featured in Guitarist Magazine (websiteand you can read the whole feature below (click to enlarge):

 

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