Graham Costello's STRATA are one of the most exciting and innovative bands on the Scottish jazz scene and beyond. Their music blends stylistic elements of jazz, minimalism, and celebrated progressive/noise bands together with a strong DIY ethic, winning over audiences with towering dynamics and a raw and genuine enthusiasm. Pushing the boundaries of the genres, they create a new unique soundworld combining high-energy polyrhythms, improvisation and collective groove.
Their 2019 self-released debut album "OBELISK" has been nominated for Scottish Album of the Year. Musically it fuses the energy of post-punk and noise rock with the unhinged improvisation of jazz. "OBELISK" and the band as a whole aim to break down the barriers between the independent scene and the jazz scene.