Somnambulist receives 4/5 stars and an “Album Pick” at


Thanks for a great review from David Lynch over at

The first minute of “Copalchi Distress Signal,” the opening track on 2015’s Somnambulist, could lead unsuspecting listeners to anticipate that the Kandinsky Effect are about to deliver a full album of avant-leaning, rhythmically charged electronica, as a deep synthy bassline buzzes beneath a tolling bell-like tone and sharp bits of electronic percussion pepper the stereo field. But soon these sounds morph into the driving trio of saxophonist Warren Walker, bassist Gael Petrina, and drummer Caleb Dolister, who — as on their 2013 Cuneiform label debut, Synesthesia — pull electronica into a cutting-edge meld retaining the spirit of creative jazz at its heart.