German label Melting Pot Music (MPM) teamed up with the Laid Back Radio collective from Brussels to add a new chapter to the metaphysics of a jazzthing.

74 MILES AWAY is a collaboration between Belgian jazz pianist/composer Pierre Anckaert and producers MonkeyRobot (previously known as Infinitskills), curated by LDBK radio founder Julien Mourlon.

Pierre Anckaert composed and recorded four electric jazz tracks with his trio. MonkeyRobot have radically reworked these four songs featuring singers AHU (One Handed Music, best known from the first Flying Lotus album), Carina Andersson (the voice behind 4 Hero's epic take on
Minnie Riperton's “Les Fleurs”) and Miles Bonny (MPM, DJ Day).

74 MILES AWAY take you on a trip from the days of Bob James and Herbie Hancock to the future beat and soul sound of today. If you are looking for the perfect beat in 2011, we highly recommend to check out this record.

A first single from this album has been released early January on London based label Brownswood.

The full project (CD, LP) is due March 2011 on Melting Pot Music. Digital release on the 18th of February.

Laid Back Radio:
Melting Pot Music:

MonkeyRobot - "Neverending Rhodes"
Pierre Anckaert Trio "Chromeface"

video - Sylvain Nouveau
title - Jérôme Escobar
photography - Vincent "Kmeron" Philbert
design - Ali Nassiri

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