Unity in Diversity
A jam session of electronic mastery means we get the old time feel with the modern benefits of studio magic. That's what this work is all about, it wants us to take it easy and let the floodgates down, it's a pleasant river of energy that tranquilly sparkles as it laps at our feet. As the second track pulls some more ethnic sounding notes from the silence, a musical laser zap pulls us to the other extreme. A bi-linear approach continues as some reggae rhythms and dub style vocal lines give another perspective to the sound experience.
The progression works into higher tempos, and the swagger is turned up to melting point as some classic brush stroke drumming matches the tone with a saxophone, including some rattles and shakers that give another exotic edge. We're in the upbeat zone but we're leaning backwards. Further into the album and the reggae styling is left to fill the mix and the sounds of other parts of the world are given a chance to lead the mix. An eastern flavour gives a layer of mysterious energy to the sway, as it dances us along with its own time, for a while.
Some acoustic guitar begins a new section and the relentlessly happy energy of the drumbeat feels like it's holding everything in place, the jam feel returns and gives the sonic library a chance to flick its pages. It means that we're entranced and kept afloat by the power of the drum, the waves of music wash over us gently. More bassy numbers end the album, and a rally of worldwide musical extravagance lends its ambient fusion as the music journeys on. We never hit the point of high energy, but the piece as a whole is full of it. A good hour long, the music continually shifts and builds on itself, without ever being the same thing twice.