Spin Marvel is the band of drummer Martin France, and I gladly admit that both the drummer and the band are new to me. I followed a recommendation on Twitter, and checked out their second album "Spin Marvel 2. The Reluctantly Politicised Mr. James" (Edition 2010). This is a fine mix of electronica, jazz and rock, and should be a treat to people who dislike genre borders.
The other musicians are Tim Harries (bass), John Parricelli (guitar) and two Norwegians (both of them last seen at the Punkt 2010 festival) Terje Evensen (percussion, sound editor) and Nils Petter Molvær (trumpet).
The three tracks with Nils Petter Molvær stand out, and he fits in just perfect, both when he´s up front and when he´s just playing on top of an electronic avalanche. Damned good!
"Black Dog Company" is dedicated to Hugh Hopper and Ian Howarth.
Read a better review over at "The Jazz Mann".