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Koyo

Amigo 2004

  • 1. Their Song
  • 2. Malmö - Lund
  • 3. Man Machine
  • 4. Titanic
  • 5. Leadhead
  • 6. I Am Sailing
  • 7. Return Of The Party Animal
  • 8. Must

Koyo opens with a metronome groove, featuring speaker-shaking bass, wurlitzer splashes and unison trumpet/sax lines over a slapping, loose-jointed percussion, on “Their Song”... very modern-sounding, reminscent of the Marcus Miller/Miles Davis collaborations Tutu and Amandla. “Malmo-Lund” brings a more mainstream, uptempo sound to the mix on an up-and-down-the-scale piano riff; and it's hard to take your ears off the drummer, Janne Robertson, with his propulsive shuffle that injects some organic juice into the band's otherwise tight sound. “Machine Man” takes the music into the mechanical realm, with the droning bass thrum behind the horns—an aptly-titled piece: on a blind listen I'd dubbed it “Android's Song.” Then “Titanic” drifts into a more mainstream current.

And so goes the disc—a mix of modernistic and the mainstream, bringing Miles Davis from the mid-sixties into the eighties to mind a great deal.

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