“Psyche-delicious and accessible 21st century Ethiodubjazz. As if John Zorn put on Fela Kuti’s shoes and imbibed Mulatu Astatke’s whirls”
If escaping and drifting away on a chilly Sunday evening is something you could find yourself slightly partial to, then lend me your ears for I have found five minutes of blissful, musical, liberating release!
Known for their very own genre-bending fusion of what has been called Ethiodubjazz, Black Flower are a Belgium-based 5-piece with a passion for exploring the unknown, citing artists such as Mulatu Astatke, Lee Perry, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen as strong influences.
Their passion for this music has helped shape their sound into what has become their very own unique concoction of, ethiodub, jazz, Indian classical music, Balkan music, funk and oriental-inspired influences. Also fascinated with ancient and contemporary cultures, they are driven by a passion to create a sound that will help to nurture both the body, mind and soul.
The band are set to release their second full-length album this January and this is where today’s song can be found; ‘Artifacts’ is the album’s title track which instantly whisked me up into its swirling exotic melody, transporting from the mundane and escorting into the sublime. Listen above.