Motion ‘Syllepsis’ (Wood And Wire)

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syllepsis – figure of speech in which one single word or phrase joins, modifies or governs two or more (often not mutually appropriate) words.

“Five improvised pieces … ranging from sparse minimalism to chaotic avant-garde jazz sometimes all within the one track. The use of subtle electronics, scraping and crunching alongside bass, drums, keys and saxophone places them into a genre of their own and makes for a unique and enjoyable listen.”


motion are a band that seek to explore the possibilities of experimental improvised music. Formed in Melbourne in 2008, the group is now spread across Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Their music draws on experimentalism, avant-garde jazz, left-field electronic music and more. The result is a music that deconstructs song forms, explores textural possibilities and is both hypnotic and immersive. motion have released 2 albums with the Perth-based label, Listen/Hear Collective.

syllepsis sees Perth-based multi-media artist, Kynan Tan join the band to aid in the creation of a collection of music where electronics and instruments meet in a constant state of tension and release.

Motion The Drowned World on Bandcamp
Motion RePresence on Bandcamp
Motion Presence on Bandcamp
Negative Spaces
Kynan Tan




sounds by andrew brooks, brett thompson, berish bilander, sam zerna, hugh harvey, kynan tan
recorded by robin gray @ alan eaton studio, november 2012
mixed by andrew brooks and kynan tan
mastered by chris townend
artwork by kynan tan
produced by motion

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