Looking for a mix of laid-back bossa-nova, acid-jazz, industrial techno & slowed down electro-grunge, with an Irish jig violin and a demented Brazilian chanter thrown in for good measure?… No?… Well shame on you because that’s what we have here and it’s quite wonderful. Featuring some of the most complex and innovative fusing of styles I’ve ever heard, this record is unique, challenging, often beautifully atmospheric and totally addictive.
Describing the music is a challenge in itself: imagine Astrud Gilberto’s vocals, Café del Mar’s ambience, Talking Heads’ poly-rhythmical back-beats (often sounding like, and for all I know actually based upon, a group of Brazilian street-kids playing syncopated bin-lids), coupled with odd electronic sounds and insidiously looped samples and you’re getting close. How Suba conceived of such a bizarre combination is a marvel in itself; how he forms it into a satisfyingly cohesive whole is stunningly impressive. And, before you know where you are you’ve been happily drawn further and further into his weird world to emerge wanting… more!