Malombo is a style of music I have never had the chance to come in contact with until today. South African drummer Thabang Tabane is the son of Dr. Philip Nchipi Tabane, considered to be a master of the genre, and Thabang is apparently doing a fine job continuing the family tradition.
It’s been some time since we heard from our friend and Silent Island guitarist István Csarnogurszky, so when he told us he had a new EP out, we jumped at the chance to give it a listen.
It’s a shimmering as ever. Relaxed, confident progressive rock instrumentals infused with a more modern post-rock feel. There are elements of jazz fusion, albeit of a more smooth variety.
Another peach from István and crew!
Eerie is not nearly powerful enough to describe the hellish soundscape that Maryam Sirvan produces on this record. It is as if Pierre Henry decided to do an ethnographic recording tracing Dante’s footsteps inside of Hell. Brooding, powerful soundscapes.