Rocket Juice & The Moon

Rocket Juice & The Moon

Rocket Juice & The Moon - Rocket Juice & The Moon

From the off, the liquid pulse of Fela Kuti’s classic recordings drives the action through a suite of 18 shape-shifting compositions: the greatest drummer in the world has never sounded so good as he does here. Allen's intricate cross-patterns jostle and lock with Flea’s roiling, hard-grooving bass; Albarn’s keyboards splice into the mess of wires running between the freaked Afro-disco of William Onyeabor and the space-jazz-moog of Sun Ra. With Erykah Badu, no less, queen of contemporary soul; the Malians Fatoumata Diawara and Cheick Tidiane Seck; the young, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest, switching seamlessly between Twi and English; and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Assembled, mixed and poison-tipped by Mark Ernestus from Rhythm And Sound, in Berlin.

2LP Honest Jons: HJRLP063 € 19,99