Housecat / Live From The Village is the first single from dystopian jazz group, Move 78
The group comprises of Doron Segal (keyboards), Hal Strewe (bass), Nir Sabag (drums), Omri Abramov (saxophone) and Aver (sampler/production).
Doron, Nir, Omri, and Hal have been fixtures in the Berlin jazz scene for the past five years, hosting jams and live events, as well as touring with their own groups and playing in innumerable other bands. Most notably, Doron, Nir, and Omri are also part of J.Lamotta’s live band (Jakarta Records). Hal was in Australian funk band Leisure Bandits and is currently working with Nanghiti. Omri tours with avant-garde rock outfit Alex’s Hand and was formerly part of experimental jazz duo Niogi. Nir was the leader of the Bones Trio, an Israeli free jazz group and Doron has just released his debut album, The Addition of Strangeness, with his own trio on Village Live Records.
Aver was part of both Dayse & Aver and The Natural Curriculum and has been releasing his own hip-hop records independently since 2011. During the making of his last solo album, Dressed For CCTV, he began enlisting the help of Nir, Doron, Omri, and Hal to add live elements to
his sample-based instrumentals. Since the release of the album they collectively began working on a live set to showcase the new material, and in the process began recording new tracks of their own under the name Move 78.
The band has recently finished recording its debut album. In the studio, Aver played clusters of breaks and samples, which the musicians extensively improvised around. He has then taken these recordings and torn them apart to create a moody brand of automated jazz.
The album is scheduled for release on Village Live Records Summer 2019. Before this in April 2019, Aver & Move 78 are doing a small UK tour of Birmingham, Manchester & Leeds, where they will be selling their first 7″as a band, featuring tracks ‘Housecat’ and ‘Live From The Village’.