Cykada (Pre-order: Due 29th March)
Format: LP, Vinyl
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London based Cykada release their first album. The five tracks illustrate a range of interesting fusions of styles incorporating elements of flamenco plus Turkish and West African music plus American Jazz, Blues and Funk. The opener ‘Creation’ has the perfect balance of those influences. ‘Dimension Stepper’ develops into a furious modern-day funky tune with energetic drums. ‘Ophelia’s Message’ after a long slow build-up maintains the same urgent type groove. Equally blistering is the in your face ‘Realise’. Another fine new Jazz album.