Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery

The Comet Is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2019 Ratings: #90 / 757
Year End Rank: #42
User Score
Based on 782 ratings
2019 Ratings: #34
Liked by 14 people
March 15, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Impulse! / Label
Nu Jazz, Jazz Fusion / Genres
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Loud and Quiet

Shabaka Hutchings, alongside keyboardist Dan Leavers and drummer Max Hallett, have conjured an album as much in love with grime, punk rock and G-funk as it is with the textural longing of classic spiritual jazz, and the result is a wonderfully bracing, forward-facing melting pot.


It’s an exhilarating 45-minute journey, but one that feels more enlightened and cohesive than their scattered, high energy debut.

The Observer

This is hardcore music for a generation weaned on rave and grime, jazz’s cutting edge. The comet isn’t coming, it’s arrived.


Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery is urgent, sophisticated, and humorous. It actually delivers the music of tomorrow via the traditions of past and present; it's a convulsive exercise in the articulation of inner and outer space.

The Line of Best Fit

Trust… is every bit as impressive as The Comet Is Coming's debut. Which is pretty high praise indeed.

God Is in the TV

Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery is a fine record ... if not quite as far out as it could be.


‘Trust In the Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery’ pulls us into a space odyssey of new wave jazz, far removed from this world and the next.

The Needle Drop

The Comet Is Coming is doing its part to bring jazz into the next decade.


The cosmically minded group featuring rising jazz saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings dances to the apocalypse and pleads for humanity.

I've been kicking this around for a few days, and yeah this thing is awesome. Some of the most unique and engaging jazz I've heard.
I listen to music that The Bald Man tells me to, The Bald Man is never wrong unless he is in which case we riot.

Ok but jokes aside, i'm glad Anthony introduced me to this album. With a genre like Nu-Jazz, I had literally no idea what to expect with this album. I'm a relative new comer to the world of jazz, let alone it's new contemporary. What journey would this record take me on, I wondered. An ethereal, tech heavy take on classical jazz? A sporadic, off the wall experiment from the future? ... read more
So basically...

This shit slaps so much that it slapped the taste out of my mouth and then back into my mouth and now everything tastes better because of how good the funky rhythms and epic drumwork on this album were!
One of the many things that I adore about jazz music as a whole, is how open to interpretation the genre is, no matter how kaleidoscopic and abstract or how simple and relaxing jazz has been in the form of, the entire style has remained intact for well over a hundred years. I wouldn't say jazz was absent during the 1990s a time of not much happenings, I would say it was just hibernating after 10-decades of non-stop excellence. That creature has finally emerged from its deep sleep to prowl ... read more

[SJO Counter: 31]

So if this ever happens again. Maybe I should prepare... Because I'm risking my life. Wish I had listened to enough albums this week. Wish there were a couple more hours in the day. Wish I didn't pick to do this today. Wish this would get more likes. Wish I didn't even start this stupid fucking challenge
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Track List

  1. Because the End Is Really the Beginning
  2. Birth of Creation
  3. Summon the Fire
  4. Blood of the Past (feat. Kate Tempest)
  5. Super Zodiac
  6. Astral Flying
  7. Timewave Zero
  8. Unity
  9. The Universe Wakes Up
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Added on: March 11, 2019