"Recursion" is Loops' first commercially-released album, and features of a core trio of Jonathan Dimond (electric bass, tabla), Jamie Clark (electric and acoustic guitar) and Ken Edie (drums). The band often augments itself with artists of such virtuosity and breadth as John Rodgers (violin - who appears on this particular album), Soumya Chakraverty (sarod), and Gulfam Sabri (tabla). Loops has also performed in collaboration with projected film and early childhood theatre.
Loops has appeared in such festivals as "Pinnacles" (1996, 2001), the Brisbane International Festival of Music (1998, 2000), the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music (2001), and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2000). Loops was Ensemble in Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University (2000, 2001). Loops competed as state finalists in the ABC’s innaugral "Improv Awards" (1999). New compositions were created for and premiered at most of these events.
The band has toured New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria (2000, 2002) and has two Compact Discs of its own: "Recursion" (1999) and the double album "Ek!" (2001). The band is also featured on Jonathan Dimond's "Journeys: People, Places" (2005) and Loops/Topology's "Airwaves: 100 Years of Radio" (2006).
The sheer musical literacy of those involved seems to open up great vistas of options in the approach to both improvisation and composition. The European Classical tradition is at least as influential here as jazz. But then avante-garde sound sculpture, progressive rock, and Indian Classical music are also salient ingredients in this fascinating recipe.John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 June 2000