Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam

The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2022 Ratings: #341 / 598
User Score
Based on 57 ratings
Liked by 5 people
September 23, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Impulse! / Label
Nu Jazz / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Uncut
Over a barrage of different beats, Hutching creates abstract-expressionist drip paintings using a single colour, or striking day-glo illustrations using broad brush-strokes, or pointillistic portraits using hundreds of identical dots.
80
The Skinny

Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam is bass-laden and synthesised, setting the stage for extraterrestrial adventures in jazz.

80
NME
The cosmic jazz trio's ravey third album – recorded in a matter of days – goes harder and faster than ever before.
70
Crack Magazine

Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam acts as both a soundtrack and balm for the global chaos that we currently find ourselves in.

60
Record Collector

London jazz-rock trio The Comet Is Coming have found a formula and they're sticking to it, but even within the superficially restrictive saxophone'n'beats style they've sculpted for themselves, it's the tonal precision and emotional range they've mastered which keeps each set addictively different.

60
Mojo
They remain a magical band still searching for a commensurate album, arriving at a record whose thrills are real but fleeting.
TheCarioca
78

CODE - 4/5
TECHNICOLOUR - 5/5 ❤
LUCID DREAMER - 5/5 ❤
TOKYO NIGHTS - 3/5
PYRAMIDS - 4/5
FREQUENCY OF FEELING EXPANSION - 5/5 ❤
ANGEL OF DARKNESS - 3/5
AFTERMATH - 4/5
ATOMIC WAVE DANCE - 3/5
THE HAMMER - 4/5
MYSTIK - 3/5

Louis13
80

Kings of spacey nu-jazz and jazz-rock The Comet Is Coming return with another jazz album of the year contender. The saxophone work from Shabaka Hutchings remains insane and strangely catchy. Meanwhile, the building, electronic beats are a nice addition, nailing the cosmic vibe they were going for in a way that reminds me of my favourite album of all time: Flying Lotus' 'Cosmogramma'. Once again though, the band struggle to keep up that level of excellence in the second half.

Favourite Tracks: ... read more

Hummus
84

The over-the-top title of "Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam" ended up being the perfect descriptor for this album, as the sounds within are galactic in scope, immensely explorative, and practically overflowing with creativity and flair.

The blend of electronics and jazz this band has going on is nuts. The pulsating, driving hits of electronics backed by the skittering drums are impressive enough on their own, but when you add a saxophone into the mix? Fireworks. Even in such a busy ... read more

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Track List

1CODE
4:15
86
2TECHNICOLOUR
3:29
91
3LUCID DREAMER
3:29
90
4TOKYO NIGHTS
0:49
63
5PYRAMIDS
4:50
80
6FREQUENCY OF FEELING EXPANSION
4:31
84
7ANGEL OF DARKNESS
6:57
81
8AFTERMATH
3:13
78
9ATOMIC WAVE DANCE
4:44
69
10THE HAMMER
3:06
85
11MYSTIK
4:09
73
Total Length: 43 minutes
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Added on: July 29, 2022