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The wait is officially over for band ISQ, as they have unveiled their full album Requiem For the Faithful 2.0: The Remixes via CP Records. This album is unlike many as it revisits their 2019 album release Requiem For the Faithful. This alt-jazz quartet has made waves across England with several performances at the London Jazz Festival in recent years, and I’m sure when festivals pick up again they will be heating the stages up with their stellar jazz and alternative charm for sure.
Requiem For the Faithful 2.0: The Remixes is a collaborative work between the band and multiple music producers including Emmy-Award winning composer Dave Gale, Vince Pope and Slovo. ISQ previously featured on DV8 with the ‘Ode To Myself (Arthur Baker Remix)’ (read full feature).The release is a playful revision of the original songs on the album. Each track bounces between electronic music spectra like trance house, deep house and more. An enjoyable listen for avid listeners of mellow electronic tracks that cross over into the club atmosphere.
A unique work for the band to collaborate on, this album celebrates ISQ’s genius works that carry emotional tension that is softened by the laidback instrumental sequences from bassist Richard Sadler, pianist Naadia Sheriff and drummer Chris Nickolls. Whether you are an ISQ fan or not, this original album has a lot of subtle emotional layers that are enhanced in this reworking – a captivating listening experience for poetic minds.