Friday, February 15, 2013

CD Review: The Battle of Santiago's 'Followed By Thousands'

The Battle of Santiago
Followed By Thousands
MWPC Records

The Battle of Santiago is a Canadian band that incorporates jazz rhythms, Latin horns, and alternative contemporary musical leanings that span an entire continent or two. The music takes on an almost Afro-Cuban tone in places, but the diverse musical roots of Latin, hip hop, jazz, rock, dub, and experimental crop up throughout. The heady beats, rhythms, and melodies are very intriguing and contain a rather contemporary approach to instrumental music-making. However, fans of Latin beat, experimental Afro-Cuban concoctions, and urban new age will love Followed By Thousands no matter where they (or you) are from. ~ Matthew Forss

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