Frans Petter Eldh (bass), Kit Downes (piano), James Maddren (drums)
ENEMY is the vital trio featuring bassist Frans Petter Eldh, pianist Kit Downes and drummer James Maddren. Described as ‘fiercely intense’and ‘beautifully intricate’, their eponymously titled debut spotlights three brilliant and creative musical minds committed to the exploration of new worlds of performance and music: total music, with each musician contributing equally in an authentic aesthetic display.
As the band explains: "ENEMY is about intensity and complexity - negotiations of cryptic rhythms and wonky beats with light speed intensity and high energy - our music combines in a storm of density and wild freedom, which we write to deliberately push each other to our limits - both creatively and technically."
Each member of ENEMY has achieved personal recognition in the jazz and wider music world (including a Mercury Music Award Nomination, ECHO Jazz nomination, multiple Downbeat Critics Poll nominations and a BBC Jazz Award). The album is produced by bassist Eldh who’s previous production credits include remixes for Jameszoo - Flake (Brainfeeder) & Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Vula, to name a few of his collaborations.
"Enemy is a delight in its’ intersection of artistry and technicality, but it’s more brilliant in its authenticity." - Downbeat
“Enemy is an enemy - of all those who think that the musical development of the piano trio is complete. They bring new, fresh accents into the action... To hear that is a pleasure.”– Rondo Magazine
“Rip-roaring groove, mind-boggling polyrhythmic drumming, snapping physicality and sweeping piano runs from brittle street grooves”.– The Guardian****
Part of the MADE IN THE UK SERIES supported by the PRS Foundation