"Supple trio find new warmth and appeal"

★★★★ Guardian >>READ FULL REVIEW HERE<<

"Imbued with a kaleidoscopically changing palette of sonic colours and tempos this is an album of brave and imaginative compositions enhanced by bravura performances... their best to date."

★★★★ All About Jazz

" They extol the joyous spirit of adventure that makes for great jazz, and makes them one of the most exciting bands on the current UK scene".

The Jazz Mann ★★★★☆

"rampant music...gentle blue notes and aggressive soundscapes...this makes for some fascinating music."


Since their Whirlwind debut as an acoustic trio (Cohesion, 2012), Partikel has progressively pushed at the developmental possibilities, and 2015’s String Theory – augmenting the line-up of Duncan Eagles(saxophones), Max Luthert (double bass) and Eric Ford (drums) with string quartet – generated significant interest, spawning numerous gigs both in the UK and internationally. The band have built up a reputation as being "one of the best and most consistent of contemporary British jazz groups." Ian Mann ☆☆☆☆ and "One of the most exciting trios in improvised music" Jazz Podium. Live experiences (including a month touring China) saw the band’s sound climbing to new heights, enhanced by the work of violinist Benet McLean and super-sized with the creative blends enabled by digital harmonizers, pedals and programming.
So vibrant new release Counteraction shifts up yet another gear, with music crafted specifically around this forward-thinking approach, while also introducing atmospheric electric guitarist Ant Law, flautist and baritone saxophonist Anna Cooper, cellist Matthew Sharp and electronic sound designer Sisi Lu.

Matt Luthert by Rob Blackham

Max Luthert by Rob Blackham

Duncan E by Rob Blackham

Duncan Eagles by Rob Blackham

Eric Ford by Rob Blackham

Eric Ford by Rob Blackham

Partikel's Touring Line-up

Duncan Eagles - Saxophones and Effects
"Eagles is one of the most exciting tenor saxophonists to appear on the UK scene since Denys Baptiste first emerged" Marlbank

Ant Law - Guitar
“Scarily proficient. A voice to heed" Jazzwise

Max Luthert - Double Bass
"A gifted composer and bandleader" Julian Joseph BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up

Eric Ford - Drums and Percussion
"Ford's hi-hat snaps and fills, and the precision with which he plays complex patterns under reflective melodies, are constantly striking." John Fordham, The Guardian

Touring UK Spring 2018

Europe - on request


Partikel's 'Counteraction' CLICK ON IMAGE VIDEO OF 'LANTERNS'


Duncan Eagles
Whirlwind Recordings


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