“Who’s this? The Sorcerers? It’s cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!” – Mulatu Astatke
Who let that serpent in? Smooth and sinuous with skin so taut and rhythmic; here it glides into the room with hypnotic sorcery! This can only mean one thing….. The Sorcerers are back with a new track and with silky smooth precision their snake-like charms have once again been unleashed in perfect form!
Inspired by Ethiopian jazz and the works of Mulatu Astatke, The Sorcerers are a Leeds-based band formed by guitarist Pete Williams and bassist Neil Innes, with Joost Hendrickx on drums, Johnny Richards on piano & multiple-instrumentalist Richard Ormrod.
Their latest single is taken from their upcoming second album, In Search of The Lost City of The Monkey God and is another mystical, menacing cracker! There’s no mistaking The Sorcerers sound and what we have here in today’s song is the band (once again) seamlessly fusing a wide range of influences, from Ethiopiques Ethio-Jazz to European library music of the 60’s and 70’s. Summoning The Monkey God blends bass clarinets, flutes and heavy percussion alongside bass, guitar and drums. This highly textured mix is an edit of a track from their 2nd LP and offers hypnotic bass and ominous vibraphone setting the stage for creeping guitar and menacing drums. Flutes and Bass Clarinet push through before disappearing back into the shadows once again. Listen about and grab your copy of the single from here.