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The Forms

Jason Moran and Joe Lovano
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“I think musical ideas are almost alive in a way,” says Alex Tween, keyboardist and lead singer of The Forms, the New York-based duo. “Some of them, especially the good ones, will simply not go away until they have been sufficiently expressed. They haunt you like ghosts and refuse to leave you alone until they’ve been fulfilled.”

On Derealization, their new EP, The Forms have taken some of the most compelling ideas from their previous releases and completely re-created them, enlisting the help of some of their favorite musicians, from The National’s Matt Berninger to Shudder To Think’s Craig Wedren. The result is an astonishingly original new sound.

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