Saturday, April 24, 2010

CD Review: Mr. Something Something

Shine Your Face
World Records
If there was such a thing as "eco-beat", this would be it. Canada's Larry Graves, John MacLean, and Swedish addition, Johan Hultqvist, performs music with eco-friendly results. Their live performances have been set up with a bike-powered sound system and their CD packaging is made out of 100% recycled paper. Probably the only thing not recycled is the music. The music reflects a West African dancefloor-beat sound of the 1960's or 70's. Some of the classic highlife bands come to mind. Shine Your Face contains "sustainable" beats, blazing horns, some English vocals, and punchy drum-work. If you are interested in afro-beat orchestras and highlife music from West Africa, then Mr. Something Something should be "something" you should acquire. ~ Matthew Forss

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