"An experiment of freely improvised jazz and hip-hop. Contortion: Assault features a combination of solo improvisations (piano -
Joe Richards, sopranino saxophone - Martin Archer, guitar - John O'Brien) recorded irrespective and unaware of how the other
musicians involved were sounding; this raw material was then sampled and looped by Joe Richards at various intervals against
regular (and occasionally polyrhythmic) hip-hop beats. The project stands as an experiment into how the controlled repetition of
something completely atonal can be defined and rendered subsequently tonal by a recognizable 'beat'."