12 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bogotá’s long-running electro-cumbia act embraces a new direction on this mostly acoustic excursion into tropical worldbeat. UK ex-pat Richard Blair summons his crew of Afro-Colombian percussionists and singers, replacing drum ‘n’ bass cumbia instrumentation with traditional shakers and kalimba. The result is a multilayered tribute to Caribbean orquestras, exemplified by hypnotic opener “Fuego Que Te Llama,” where flutes slowly amass and propulsive hand drums churn onward. While the vibe remains organic, Blair does insert some digital tricks, from dub edits pulsing away on “Magangué” to trippy psych drones on “Song For The Sinner.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Bogotá’s long-running electro-cumbia act embraces a new direction on this mostly acoustic excursion into tropical worldbeat. UK ex-pat Richard Blair summons his crew of Afro-Colombian percussionists and singers, replacing drum ‘n’ bass cumbia instrumentation with traditional shakers and kalimba. The result is a multilayered tribute to Caribbean orquestras, exemplified by hypnotic opener “Fuego Que Te Llama,” where flutes slowly amass and propulsive hand drums churn onward. While the vibe remains organic, Blair does insert some digital tricks, from dub edits pulsing away on “Magangué” to trippy psych drones on “Song For The Sinner.”

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Ratings and Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Splib2 ,

Just feels good

Great music. these tunes grow big smiles.

IanJ🇬🇧Ansell ,

WOW😎

Totally cool. Made my life all the more better today.

whirledmusiclover ,

Long awaited and masterful return of Sidestepper

So glad tro see these guys with a new release! The feel is different (more organic) but just as great as their past stuff. '60s Tropicalia vibe. Makes me want to cavort on a beach at night on the Colombian coast. Well done!

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