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19th of May 2018 04:35 PM Link
Spinifex had a great evening at POM in Eindhoven, performing the new Soufifex project. Tonight and tomorrow at Moers Festival!

https://youtu.be/w0zP1R8E1FE
18th of May 2018 10:03 AM Link
First time live! Spinifex SOUFIFEX try-out yesterday at De Ruimte, here's a short impression. Tonight (Friday) at POM Eindhoven, then Saturday and Sunday at Moers Festival. On 17 June at one of the nicest festival in NL: Houtfestival Haarlem.

https://youtu.be/Eg7j2U8Jp38
16th of May 2018 05:00 PM Link
Getting ready for tomorrow's try out of our latest project: SOUFIFEX!
11th of May 2018 12:58 PM Link
Here's Ken Waxman's review of Spinifex CD 'Amphibian Ardour' on jazzword.com. "Multiphonic enough to nearly blast off into distant space ... changing trumpeters and adding a saxophonist has strengthened Spinifex’s game. Plus its all-encompassing joyous appeal is still maintained."

http://www.jazzword.com/one-review/?id=129596
5th of May 2018 11:30 AM Link
A review of the CD 'Amphibian Ardour' (Trytone Records) by Mario Biserni in the Italian Sands-Zine!
"... we appreciated the previous release of this international ensemble and I find even more exciting the new "Amphibian Ardour", a record that can satisfy more than one taste."

http://www.sands-zine.com/recensioni.php?IDrec=2172
29th of April 2018 11:31 AM Link
Spinifex is getting ready to present the new SOUFIFEX project. Premiere at MOERS FESTIVAL, May 19th and 20th! Try-outs at Space is the Place (Café de Ruimte, Amsterdam) on 17 May and Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek, Eindhoven on 18 May. The Dutch premiere is on June 17 at Houtfestival, Haarlem.
In 2017, we adapted two pieces and recorded them for the CD ‘Amphibian Ardour’: a Sufi traditional of Kurdish/Iranian origin, and a Qawali traditional from Pakistan. We liked this music so much that we decided to create a whole project, SOUFIFEX, dedicated to music inspired by Sufi traditions, combining adaptations of traditionals with new compositions by Tobias Klein, Gonçalo Almeida and Jasper Stadhouders.
In October we will record this music for a new album, to be released in December.
SOUFIFEX is kindly supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Norma Fonds.

https://soundcloud.com/spinifexmusic/spinifex-amphibian-ardour-09-zikr
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30th of March 2018 03:04 PM Link
Great music in this edition of Concertzender's Pakrammel (and some of ours too)

https://www.concertzender.nl/programma/pakrammel_430973-2/
6th of March 2018 12:13 PM Link
A review of 'Amphibian Ardour' on Vital Weekly. “Spinifex once more proves to be a very good-oiled machinery. Their playing is very tight and together. The eastern-flavoured compositions fit well in their repertoire.”

http://www.vitalweekly.net/1120.html
10th of February 2018 10:58 AM Link
Tonight (10 February), Spinifex at Kulturspeicher Leer (DE)!

https://vhs-leer.de/jazz/index.php/78-news/309-spinifex
9th of February 2018 12:56 PM Link
Coen de Jonge, Jazzism, about the new Spinifex cd 'Amphibian Ardour': "Dat globalistische karakter van de groep komt ook tot uiting in de muziek; nog sterker dan voorheen is hun vrije jazzopvatting gekleurd door klanken met een Iraanse en Pakistaanse oorsprong ... de muziek die de groep hier presenteert: ongebonden, vrij, wars van grenzen en geborneerde opvattingen."
"... the music presented here: uninhibited, unconfined, free of boundaries and narrow-minded ideas."

https://www.jazzism.nl/recensies/amphibian-ardour
3rd of February 2018 01:52 PM Link
A great review by Rui Eduardo Paes on jazz.pt. Thank you Rui!
"...but it is the variety of approaches that makes this fifth title of the band one of the most captivating. Always in the stream of connections between rigorous collective work and abrasive, urgent solos, raucous at times, but full of intention. Spinifex continues to be one of the most interesting musical proposals that have appeared in recent times and seem to be far from exhausting the chosen formula - on the contrary, because Maris and Dikeman renewed it."

https://jazz.pt/ponto-escuta/2018/01/08/spinifex-amphibian-ardour-trytone/
2nd of February 2018 11:25 AM Link
Spinifex presenteert het nieuwe album 'Amphibian Ardour' in De Koer Gent! Met Bart Maris, tp; John Dikeman, ts; Tobias Klein, as; Jasper Stadhouders, git; Gonçalo Almeida, b; Philipp Moser, dr
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/149072569096611/
Spinifex CD presentatie
Spinifex presenteert het nieuwe album 'Amphibian Ardour' in De Koer Gent! Met Bart Maris, tp; John Dikeman, ts; Tobias K...
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1st of February 2018 07:00 PM Link
A review by Eyal Hareuveni on salt-peanuts.eu Thank you for the kind words Eyal! "But you can always say that only working bands as Spinifex can reach such high and tight levels of communication and sonic scope and Spinifex has been working, and working hard since 2005."
Tomorrow (2 February) Spinifex plays at KOER in Gent.

http://salt-peanuts.eu/record/spinifex/
27th of January 2018 09:57 AM Link
Tonight! Spinifex at Plusetage, Baarle-Nassau, Sat. 27 Jan. Upcoming gigs are: 2 Feb. at KOER, Gent; and 10 Feb. at Kulturspeicher Leer (DE).
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23rd of January 2018 12:34 PM Link
Great music here!
15th of January 2018 07:14 PM Link
A review of 'Amphibian Ardour' by Herman te Loo on Jazzflits!
"Spinifex weet op wonderbaarlijke wijze een logische eenheid te smeden uit uiterst complexe avant-rockpatronen, minimal music-vlechtwerkjes, uit de hand lopende surfmuziek en traditionals uit de Pakistaanse en Iraanse soefimuziek."
"Spinifex miraculously succeeds in forging a logical unity out of extremely complex avant-rock structures, minimal music textures, surfmusic gone awry and Iranian and Pakistani sufi traditionals."
The entire review can be read on p.8 of:
http://www.jazzflits.nl/jazzflits16.01.pdf
4th of January 2018 01:45 PM Link
An interesting review of the new CD Amphibian Ardour by Rinus van der Heijden jazznu.com. "Another top-notch album by Spinifex"

http://jazznu.com/cdrecensies/spinifex-levert-amphibian-ardour-weer-topalbum-af/
21st of December 2017 07:01 PM Link
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21st of December 2017 10:39 AM Link
More praise for the new CD Amphibian Ardour! Guy Peters on enola.be: "... an hour of cutting-edge contemporary jazz ... music that is at the same time free and daring ... a unique trip on a runaway rollercoaster."

http://enola.be/muziek/albums/28900:spinifex--amphibian-ardour
19th of December 2017 07:45 PM Link
A great review from OPDUVEL! “Spinifex is apt to suprise you in a positive way with its optimistic energy, musical madness, elegant musicality and unexpected turns … musical joyfulness is clearly the focus of Spinifex, and played by these musicans it makes for a beautiful, playful and at times deranged record … one of the nicest jazz records of the year.”

https://opduvel.com/2017/12/18/spinifex-amphibian-ardour/