...music-making without a map; musicality without borders; experimentation with no limits...
Not just an intersection of paths and meeting of minds, String Theory is a fusion of talents and deeply embedded influences from house, electronica and hip-hop to jazz, soul and gospel. A unified whole larger than the sum of its parts. Musical explorers Pete Letton and John Broomhall unwittingly collided at a grand game jam session in Edinburgh where Letton’s unique beats and sick modular synth sequences became mysteriously mixed with Broomhall’s funky electric piano grooves and relentless keyboard bass skills. Sparks flew. Neurons fired.String Theory’s refreshingly musical debut EP ‘Modularity’ has fortuitously found its spiritual home with Bradley Zero’s respected Rhythm Section International stable from where it’s been attracting global attention. With much more expected from this Glasgow-based duo - both studio and live - we’re pleased to report their second EP is cooking nicely.
It turns out jazz musician and videogame composer Broomhall’s nascent musicality received its early nourishment via the likes of Weather Report and The Crusaders, whilst north of the border, guitarist and drummer Letton’s musical evolution had taken a jolt sideways following an unexpected appointment with Nightmares On Wax, setting him on a stellar journey of impeccable record selection, a decade of DJ-ing and a daylight gig with legendary Glasgow-based vinyl distributor Rubadub.
Rhythm Section INTL continues its quest to unearth the rawest new talent with this stellar debut from Glaswegian duo ‘String Theory’. Opening up with the majestic ‘Dirty High’ we’re treated to a symphony of modular synthesis, swelling strings and the bounciest drums we’ve heard in a long time. Rarely has house music been so fun yet so musical. Live bass-tip toes over an ocean of synth stabs and piano chords to create an anthemnic track that’s sure to be the soundtrack to long summer nights and early mornings…