Words Fail is the debut release from the trio of Chris Abrahams (piano), Clayton Thomas (bass & preparations), and Miles Thomas (drums & percussion). According to the press release, Despite the quintessential trio format, the sound world subverts the instrumentation across four expansive improvisations. Beginning with a lone piano note, repeating like droplets of water on a glassy lake, the interwoven textures of Clayton Thomas’ prepared double-bass & Miles Thomas’ foley-like percussion – sounding on occasion like something out of Xenakis’ Pithoprakta – soon attempt to pull things into deeper, darker waters.

Listen below.