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time, but I still don't have enough time to

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Andrew Bland and David Polizzi - mumbojambalaya (2009)

'Mumbojambalaya' is ANDREW BLAND's latest work, this time a collaboration with guitarist DAVID POLIZZI, recorded Summer 2009 on 4-track analog. It's a mellow "fusion of post-rock and funk elements with Indian, Latin, and Arabic traditions".
The ethnic/world music elements on 'Mumbojambalaya' are much more prominent than on earlier releases, especially the Indian ('Ambika Sarang') and Latin sounds ('Cantina').
Again Andrew uses a multitude of different exotic instruments, and again the ten featured instrumental tracks are rather short and most of them seem to be rather sketchy and improvised. You won't find any typical European/American song structures here (verse/chorus...). This all makes for enjoyable listening free from standard rock/pop clichés. (More info in the zip-file.)
The great cover drawing is by Eric Peterson.

Favourite track: the opener 'Ambika Sarang'

Andrew Bland and David Polizzi - mumbo-
jambalaya (2009)
- Global Curry by Andrew Bland and David Polizzi -
(mp3-zip, 10 tracks, 25 min, 22,8 MB, front cover artwork incl.)
Get it here or here!
((c) of course Andrew Bland 2009)

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