• CD56 Fly Agaric - In Search of Soma
    Album Title: In Search of Soma
    Artist: Fly Agaric
    Catalogue no: F-IRECD56
    Date of Release: 15/10/2012
    Price: 9.99 GBP

    Francesc Marc: piano
    Jiri Slavik: contrabass
    Fred Thomas: percussion
    Zac Gvi: sax ,clarinet

    In Search of Soma is the debut album of Fly Agaric, a young band brought together by a common taste for the profound and the ridiculous. The record takes the starting point of the sax quartet as a means for playfully exploring diverse genres from Serialism to Cinematic Soundscapes, Klezmer and even Punk Rock. The compositions featured are contributed by the different members of the band, each bringing his own sensibility to the band's dynamic yet intensely personal core sound.

    FLY AGARIC draw their inspiration from the Kingdom Fungi, also known as the Mushroom World: these curious growths which appear within a very short space of time, pushing their way up through the undergrowth with great force, containing the heavy metals and elements deposited in the earth that produce the great range of colours found in different mushroom species, and which carry the spores – the vital, reproductive agents. Our vision of Jazz, inasmuch as we are jazz musicians by background (among other things), is a playful one and we plumb its depths of meaning only to have a good laugh at what we find. The impetus to form this band came from a long-standing network of friends to which we belong and was brought to fruition by a sort of 'disturbing of the ground' which resulted when we were kindly asked to perform to a large audience in Luxembourg. In this way too, the band is like a mushroom springing from the mycelium, a complex network of fibres, and often growing near footpaths and other byways.

    The material we play is mostly original and is composed by all members of the group. We hope to offer a combination of the richness of our individual experiences that produces a meaningful overall picture.






    1   Closely Observed Trains 03:31
    2   Serenity 06:10
    3   Inspector Clouseau 03:40
    4   Arrête ça tout de suite 05:22
    5   Il niege à Pontault 05:27
    6   It takes one, two - no 03:42
    7   Ramallah 07:20
    8    Country Song 06:38
    9    Travailler plus pour gagner plus 05:07
    10    Unfinishing 06:05
    11    Chanson d’Ivrogne 02:38
    12    Superslyick 02:15
    13   Y Tu Mamá También 04:13


    All compositions by Fly Agaric.
    C&P Fly Agaric 2012. All rights reserved.

    Recorded by Alex Bonney at Greenaway House, August 3-5th 2011.
    Mixed by Alex Bonney and Fly Agaric.
    Mastered by Nicolas Baillard at Studio La Buissonne, FR.
    Artwork by Nicky. Graphic Design by János and Fred Eric.


    Album review on the Wire Magazine. click here.