This is modern, "progressive" jazz, with excellently burnished, melodically and harmonically original songs and Areni Agbabian's mellifluous voice bringing us to a very nice place--and then the potent solo-rhythm punch of reeds, trombone, guitar and voice soloing collectively and individually with some very open and driving bass and drums. It has at times some of the unwinding, irregular funkiness of classic mid-period Dave Holland groups but then it takes that into its very own zone.
The combination of compositions, ensemble and soloists comes together in ways that haunt you and intrigue.
This is a group effort, an outstanding one, with a special original sound and prodigious depth. I find it all pretty irresistible. It is a find, a sleeper perhaps, but a great example of what is NEW out there. Highly recommended.