STS9 Releases Unexpected, Fully Improvised Album 'Wave Spell' January 24, 2018 11:51

Photo by Jordan Kirkloand: Live & Listen
Veteran instrumental jam band STS9 has unexpectedly released a new, full-length record via BandCamp. The release, titled Wave Spell: 9.17.2017, features nine songs that were recorded at the band’s new studio. The description suggests that the new material was improvised during a single studio session on September 17, 2017. The albums first single, "Wave Spell," was debuted during the band's three-night New Year's run at The Warfield in San Francisco. 
You can purchase the album here via BandCamp. STS9 announced their new partnership with BandCamp just two weeks ago. For $9.99 a month, the band is offering its fans access to a variety of musical content. As the group explained via Twitter, “In addition to all upcoming live sets, we will be releasing lots of improv jams, exclusive cuts, throwback shows from the vault + even taking special requests from YOU!”
The band released the following statement regarding the new album:

We’ve always dreamed of having our own studio, an “autonomous zone” where we could be free to let the music happen. Over the years we’ve had many different practice spaces. From basements to barns to makeshift rooms red-tagged by the city. 

In February of 2017 we moved into a new studio that truly feels like home. The ability to record ourselves live, to make it feel and sound like we’re on stage in the magic, has been a dream come true. 

It’s inspired us to be more prolific, to record everything and share more of our experience with our closest fans… 

Wave Spell is STS9 in its rawest form. Where we don’t talk about what we want to play, we just try and tap in to the moment and let the music happen. It’s a conversation where we speak solely with our instruments. A time where we’re completely free to explore. 

This series is dedicated to our belief that music is one of the most powerful forces in nature. It casts its spell through waveforms carrying sound and light, moving energy and frequencies through our mind, body and soul. 

Thank you for inspiring our Wave Spell. Can’t wait to see where it takes us… 


Listen to the album's first single "Wave Spell" here":