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Foundry616 is thrilled to present Sydney-based instrumental quintet Takadimi, a young band with a refreshing sound all their own - an engaging blend of folk, jazz, Latin and African influences as well as Indian classical music, from which the band's name derives. All this playedout in a wildly vibrant blend that is utterly unique and compelling.

Their debut album, New Common Sense, created with a nod to seminal European label ECM Music (including Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, or Tomasz Stanko) also reflects the group’s love of the New Acoustic bluegrass of Béla Fleck, the contemporary jazz of Esbjorn Svensson Trio and James Muller, and John Butler’s pounding tribal rhythms.

However, New Common Sense exceeds the sum of its various sources of inspiration, written collaboratively, it highlights a band working from a solid understanding of traditional styles to forge their own innovative approach to music-making. The album is a tribute to the skill, friendship and quiet optimism of a talented group of young musicians .

“Folk. Jazz. Latin. Bluegrass. However you want to label them, Sydney instrumental quintet Takadimi are definitely worth paying attention to. Their debut album New Common Sense mingles these styles and more on what can be best described as an eclectic global tour-de-force. ” Cameron Barnett - Alternative Media Group

Takadimi are:

Curtis Argent (bass guitar/double bass)

Jeffrey Argent (percussion/drums)

Brianne Curran (violin)

James McKendry (guitars)

Kieran Ryan-Colton (guitars)