You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to view this site.

Test Pressing

Six Percussive Missives

Test Pressing, Dr Rob, Pete Buckenham, On The Corner, Collocutor, Black Classical

Issued on Christmas Eve, six percussive missives from Black Classical signed off On The Corner`s 2016. Clearing the way for 2017, and the release of Collocutor`s “The Search”. Shakers and gongs, clapping and call-and-response chants, mark the two opening tracks, “Mina Nagi” & “Orixas”. “Je Je” adds organ grind. The combination rattling along like a Soul Jazz dancer from Dingwalls` “Talkin’ Loud, Sayin’ Something” heyday, on “Voduns”. “Mawu Batucada” is a piano-led street band “Celebration Suite”. Whistles and all. “Batuque De Nacao” mixes Bossa Nova guitar chimes with a cuica`s hoots and squeaks. All pay tribute to the Yoruba-Speaking peoples transported from their homes to the South Americas.

Digital-only for now, you can purchase Black Classical “Candomblé” over at On The Corner`s Bandcamp. You can also check a super mellow Afro mix from label head Pete Buckenham over a Tom Ravenscroft’s 6Music page.

Sign up to the Test Pressing newsletter