Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery

The Comet Is Coming - Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2019 Ratings: #121 / 805
Year End Rank: #40
User Score
2019 Rank: #83
Liked by 82 people
March 15, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Impulse! / Label
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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.

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 Line of Best Fit

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


‘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.

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.

The Needle Drop

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

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.


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


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!


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


White man approved.


After loving their 2022 release I finally got into their 2019 project "Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery". Can't say much about it but yeah The Comet is Coming really know hoe to make Nu jazz that is still jazz and not just electronic music. Love it.


He's blowing the fuck out of that Sax 🎷🎷🎷

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Added on: March 11, 2019