The Way Things Were

by Examples of Twelves

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First Part of the "Things Trilogy"

”Riaan Vosloo has created a moody, idiosyncratic soundworld all his own under the name Examples of Twelves. It is simultaneously futuristic and retro, wrangling electronics, improv, beats and swing within a contemporary jazz framework.” John L Walters, The Guardian

”luxuriant string and horn arrangements providing velvety depth one moment, the next painting delicate, elegiac colors like a rainy Northern sky. Its a classy statement from one to watch.”
Daniel Spicer Jazzwise

“The band shift from abstraction to grooves with an accomplished ease that make Cinematic Orchestra's live band sound like dabblers. If a nightclub band were ever needed for an extra-noir director's cut of Blade Runner, Examples of Twelves would be it.”
John L Walters, The Guardian

“It feels like Riaan Vosloo has absolutely nailed this album. The concept is so incredibly strong, the writing so well-balanced (between composition and freedom of improvisation), the playing fitting the bill perfectly and the production something that all labels and artists should strive for”
JJ Wheeler, The Jazz Breakfast 2011

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released September 3, 2006

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An artist run record label which produces limited runs of vinyl backed up by digital downloads. We use analog production techniques, press to 180 gram vinyl and have hand pressed sleeves.

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