– THE CHARM OFFENSIVE –
London’s (by way of Leeds) nu-jazz stalwarts Nubiyan Twist have returned with a prime slice of the sort of world-infused groove with which they’ve become synonymous.
Sugar Cane is a dynamically-imposing, rhythmically intimidating siren of a track that lulls you in with treacly-sweet melodies, only to start tossing you around on choppy, syncopated waves of Brazilian percussion.
Just when you think you’re back to safe-sailing, in comes the tidal wave (3:29) of horns, Tom Excell’s sick guitar lines and Finn Booth’s crystal-clear ride.
To call it a return to form would be to imply they’d ever left.
The track comes from the band’s recently released full-length, Jungle Run, out on Wormfood Records.
You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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– SV –