Assegai is an instrumental rock outfit consisting of saxophone, bass, guitar, and drums.
Each member of the group brings a variety of musical influences to the eclectic entanglement that is Assegai’s distinct sound. No matter where you place yourself musically you will always find something to grab your attention in their odd type of instrumental rock.
The album Water Worlds and Dry Spells is the product of a mutual pile of ideas; written sketches, memorized conversations, and cell phone recordings which were all collected in a joint cloud folder, and eventually laid the foundation of the compositions.
Continuing from their 2020 album Kraal and their 2022 album 53, this release is a further development of the unity that the band have found themselves in, where jazz phrases fuse with krautrock repetition, traditional folk themes, and polyrhythmic structures.
The compositions on Water Worlds and Dry Spells showcase the intensity that the band has cultivated during the last couple of years’ of live performances. On Water World and Dry Spells Assegai acts as the perfect live band for a future abandoned water world.
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