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"Strong bass lines from Ken Edwards and Yair Katz’s lively drumming form a bedrock on which the sinuous lines of Elaine Edwards’ soprano flourish, with Dervish-like circular excursions, notably on Inalienable and Time Is Now/Tixerb Kufyeh (anagrammatically subtitled for Remainers)."
– review by Matthew Wright, Jazz Journal
"As influences they cite Middle Eastern music, Japanese Kabuki theatre, Frank Zappa, John Coltrane, Xenakis and Steve Reich - an eclecticism which typifies the possibilities for the artist now as we swim through what the musicologist David Toop has called an ‘ocean of sound’ that floods over us from the cyber world, where music from every genre and period floats in a timeless present.... Afrit have succeeded in fusing together different elements to create a distinctive presence."
– review by Paul Green, Culture Court
ABOVE: Afrit Nebula played live at the Kino-Teatr, St Leonards on Sea, 8 February 2019.
"Kwaidan AI" is a composition by the band, incorporating Japanese ghosts and bots. It inspired a film by Hastings film-maker Mark French. Here, the film (which was screened behind Afrit Nebula while they played) is mingled with live footage of the band. A new version of this composition is on our album INALIENABLE.
is a powerful demon in Arabian myths
is an interstellar cloud of dust
ELAINE EDWARDS saxes/flute/keyboard
KEN EDWARDS bass guitar and vocals
YAIR KATZ drums, guitar, vocals
Afrit Nebula was founded in 2014 in St Leonards on Sea, UK. Founder member Jamie Harris (percussion and vocals) left the band in May 2021.
Yair, born in Israel, spent many years in New Zealand, where he toured, played international festivals, including WOMAD, and contributed to over 25 albums. He is a registered music therapist, and joined Afrit Nebula in 2021.
Ken is a writer and editor as well as a musician. His blog and personal website is here. He has also been a small press publisher over the years, most recently as a partner in the venture grand IOTA.