"Initially recorded as a pumping live band one-take session, the album has been rigourously edited and dubbed out by Richard Olatunde in that special Eardrum way... the music has the elements of an edgy and often disturbing meeting of many worlds; African, Indian, Electronic, Free Jazz... whilst still retaining monster organic grooves.
Featuring vocals from Nigeria, Eritrea and Egypt, the album flicks from instrumentals to a few vocal led tracks, maintaining focus, tight arrangements and drum breaks that seamlessly splay out into deep interstellar improvisations....as with previous Eardrum material, this album will have listeners dancing and hypnotised.!"
Songlines Magazine Review July 2015 - 4 stars out of 5!
RICHARD OLATUNDE BAKER (UK/Nigeria)
LOU CICCOTELLI (USA) - drumkit
HARVIR SAHOTA SINGH (India) - tabla/percussion
RASAQ AYANDELE (Nigeria) - omele bata
PAT THOMAS (UK/Caribbean) - keyboard/electronics
JASON YARDE (UK/Caribbean) - tenor sax
NICK WALTERS (UK) - trumpet
TREVOR EDWARDS (UK/Caribbean) - trombone
AGE NORTHOVER (UK) - alto sax
AYO ODIA (Nigeria) - alto sax
TREVOR ANTONIO (UK/Caribbean) - udu on “Yellow Skies”
THE VENUS BUSHFIRES (Nigeria)
- Vocals on “Magic Train”
SABA TEWELDE (Eritrea)
- Vocals on “Bikoboro”
EMPRESS *1 (Egypt)
- Vocals on “Iya el Donia”