With the release of their new album, Instrumental Dissent, The Motet is ready for its latest transformation.
Instrumental Dissent reflects much of the band's new, electronically textured explorations while still driving home hard hitting, percussive dance grooves. The album touches on many of the band's influences, from afro-beat to salsa, in addition to delving into new realms of house, break-beat, and down-tempo. Instrumental Dissent is a hypnotic creation which will have old Motet fans excited by the new direction of the band, and new fans captivated by the group's deliciously trancy throw down.
"This album is exciting for me because we're digging into new territory," said Motet founder, Dave Watts.
Instrumental Dissent demonstrates The Motet's ever-evolving sound with it's innovative use of electronica, house, and trance, layered within a jazz format. The album also includes vocal samples rooted in activism and non-violence, with the words of such outspoken social commentators as Noam Chomski, Harry Bellafonte, and others.
"We've included these voices because we feel that as musicians we have a responsibility to promote positive change. Social change is as important as musical change, and it's sometimes difficult for an instrumental band to bring that message" said Watts.
By allowing the music to tell their story and the dance beats to enrapture audiences, The Motet's new album is a record to be reckoned with.
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