The cd Hipsters Gone Ballistic is the first release of the regular Spinifex quintet format. Eyal Hareuveni, allaboutjazz, february 2014: ”All selections are played with sheer abandon and joyful passion, from the first second to the last one. All compositions feature restless shifts and complex dynamics as well as the highly collaborative and versatile interplay of this well-rehearsed quintet Spinifex explores the contrast between extremely tight irregular structures and extensive free improvisation.”
Named after a tough Australian species of grass, Spinifex may at first sound like a combination of free jazz, math-metal and other typically Western contemporary music. However, beneath the surface the listener will discover ancient cyclical rhythms of Turkish and Indian origin.