TGU's previous, Yes Boss Food Corner was a bringdown, with its bland, sample-sparse electo. But hope hops eternal, so I took a chance on their next, Impossible Broadcasting. What a pleasant surprise. These guys are back to their old, fine Temple Head level, enhanced by some recombinant DNA from other ethno trends (I hear shimmerings of Talvin Singh, Dum Dum Project, Voix Bulgare, and many others).
Standouts for me are the deceptively simple Vanilka (sounds like Bollywood exit music), the hilarious buddy movie Yellow And Black Taxi Cab, and Drinking In Gomorrah (I'd call it Casablanca On Acid). But the whole album hangs together, an intergalactic radio program mixed with a tinge of geopolitics. I expect I'll wedge my CD player on repeat for a few weeks. What a treat.