Chris Bowden

Time Capsule

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The stunning and ground-breaking album from the composer and saxophonist Chris Bowden back in print 20 years on!

“This is the album that connected it all.” Gilles Peterson 2018

Chris Bowden’s debut album Time Capsule was first released on Soul Jazz Records in 1992 to universal and widespread critical acclaim. Now 20 years on a new wave of current jazz artists led by the likes of Kamasi Washington in the USA and a host of British artists - Shabaka Hutchings /Sons of Kemet, The Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Fourtet, Yussef Kamaal, Tenderlonious, Binker & Moses - have brought this original ground-breaking album into the limelight once more as a pivotal starting point, sharing many of the aesthetics of these current artists at work today.

Musically all are inspired by the spiritual jazz of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry et al paired with a modern electronic music sensibility. Chris Bowden’s Time Capsule has stood the test of time like few other albums (as the title of the album suggested), and remains a pivotal, wholly-successful and original experimental musical collage, a radical inspiration and forebearer to many of the best progressive jazz and electronic artists working today.


Natural Selection 0:35
Mother And Daughters Now Mothers 11:27
Forbidden Fruit 6:22
Epsilon Transmission 2:06
Epsilon 15:13
Love Lies Bleeding 0:34
Time Capsule 4:00
Mind And Matter 1:33
Retrospective 7:44
Solo 1:46
Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) 1:23
Life Support 1:35
Telescopic One 1:32
Telescopic Two 6:43
Telescopic Three 1:29
Sane 6:31
Angel Falls 0:54
Mothers Too 3:29
Deaf Out 1:28