Bokanté - Strange Circles
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 49:47 min | 445 MB
Label: GroundUP Music LLC | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz, Blues, World
Due to Michael League's prolific body of work with his record label, GroundUp Music, he has his fingers in many pies, the latest of which is a new band, started by the Snarky Puppy guitarist/bassist/producer, called Bokanté. The word means "exchange" in Creole, the language of the band's vocalist Malika Tirolien, and the music is meant to represent this idea of a cultural exchange between the melting pot of musicians involved. For the most part, Strange Circles delivers; a vibrant album that makes clear the individual influences from each band member, but League's somewhat predictable arrangements give the session a somewhat sterile feel.