Sovereign Bodies / Ritual Taxonomy

“A disorienting act of resistance”
- Guardian Contemporary Album of the Month, May 2023

“A radical expression of empathy, as stunning as its themes are crushing”
- The Wire, May 2023

“Confounding musical structures in invigorating ways, creating a new language in its wake”
- Dig With It, May 2023

Out now via Diatribe Records

Adjunct Ensemble is a project led by composer and electronic musician Jamie Thompson.

In Sovereign Bodies / Ritual Taxonomy, Taupe are featured amoung a stellar cast of musicians including turntablist Mariam Rezaei, poet Felicia Olusanya (aka Felispeaks), pianist Elliot Galvin and bassist John Pope. The album is an ambitious, long-form electroacoustic assemblage, which excites fleeting comparisons – the radical jazz of the late 1960s, the hip-hop abstractions of cLOUDDEAD, the starkly meaningful sound nebulae of The Caretaker, Scott Walker when in extremis, as well as cinematic evocations.