Meson are a group of improvising musicians under the misguidance of Bo Meson who tries to impose vocalised disorder by shouting 'n' shuffling in the background. Our music is largely improvised, setting the scene for Bo's thoughtful words.
A meson is (of course) a boson consisting of a quark and an anti-quark with a strong nuclear interaction; you can hear how well the term fits the band by listening or downloading any (or all!) of the music tracks here.
How you categorise it is anyone's guess. Ambient? Ambidelic? Free-form? Improg? Make your own mind up, we don't need labels! We aim to play thoughtful music, with extensive use of dynamics and rely on our own musical intuition and personal empathy to determine the length and structure of the piece.
Our last release, Killing By Degrees, can be heard (and bought!) here. Our recent recording sessions with Rob Tarana can be enjoyed and downloaded for free! Our new album, Manganese Lion will be available soon here's a popup JUKEBOX to listen to it.Meson have been a floating collective for a while, but have now congealed into a core of Bo (vox/noises), Nick (guitar/loops), Chris (bass) and Ceri (flute/viola). They are augmented from time to time by other luminaries of the Sheffield Improg Scene, including members of Tarana and Mother Of Vinegar.