Plat du Jour : The Lions - Jungle Struttin' (2009)

Publié le par Les Cuistots

 

 

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Chronique Dusty Groove


One of the best blends of global funky elements we've ever heard – a hip little project that draws on dub, funk, Latin, Ethio-jazz, and more – all handled beautifully by a west coast collective of players from Orgone, Breakestra, Sound Directions, and Connie Price & The Keystones! Imagine a reggae project issued by Stones Throw Records, and you've got half of the sound of the set – and since this one's on Ubiquity, it's got a bit more of a straight funk groove at times – an well-tuned ear that really appreciates the classic elements of the music, and which manages to put them together without any sort of cliche! There's no easy "dub remix" sort of feel going on here – and instead, the music's almost all played live with a deep funk sort of energy – but turned outwards to bring in styles from a range of different cultures and sources. Great stuff all around, and a record that's almost more funkily exciting than all those old Jamaican platters you've sorted through trying to get a sound like this! Titles include "Ethio-Steppers", "Hot No Ho", "Cumbia Del Leon", "Lankershim Dub", "Givin Up Food For Jah", "Think", "Fluglin At Dave's", and "Thin Man Skank". 

 

 


 

 

 

L'additionMagnifique ! Imaginez la rencontre: Des gars de Plant Life, de Breakestra, d' Orgone et de bien d'autres réunis autour d'une escapade Reggae. Sorti en 2008, Jungle Struttin' est comme vous l'avez deviné un savant amalgame de Reggae, de Groove et de Jazz. Peu de vocals sur l'album mais quel vocals!  Beaucoup d'instrus et quels instrus !
Pure bouffée d'oxygène dans ce monde enfumé et aussi surprise de taille, les Lions, combo royal bien rôdé, va faire rugir vos tympans innocents.

 

 

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benoît 14/06/2010 22:59


Parfait alors. Je passerai de temps en temps écouter çà.
sinon je viens de découvrir l'album de Theophilus London. Rohhhh c de la bombe.
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Les Cuistots 15/06/2010 20:38



Ca marche ben. Theophilus ? ouai ouai c vraiment de la bombe ! Moi aussi j'ai craqué.



benoit 13/06/2010 20:05


salut, les gars. excellent blog. J'y veille et ai déjà découvert pas mal de son. ++ Benoît


Les Cuistots 14/06/2010 18:28



Salut ben et merci. On a encore un sacré paquet de galettes à mettre sur le blog...