If you combine Orchestra Gold’s new single ‘Gende’ with a pot of coffee today, then you have the perfect recipe to be dancing round the house. Their blend of African Psychedelic Rock is a burst of gritty sunshine with fuzzed guitar and vocals forming rotational phrases that are deeply hypnotic. That is right up until 2’ 10” when the song feigns left and breaks into a syncopated funk rock stomp with guitar and bass doubling the riff and brass punching in over the top.
The band say “Gende,” talks about the importance of family. This song uses poetic imagery to draw analogies about how important our familiar relationships are. We need to treasure them, and not exhaust them.”
‘Gende’ is taken from the album Medicine which is released on 20th January and can be pre-ordered as a download or limited edition 140g vinyl edition or CD.
Orchestra Gold based in Oakland California and mix traditional Malian music with American funk-rock and they are Luke Bace – Bass, Leila Elizabeth – Percussion, Mariam Diakite – Vocals/Percussion, Chris Hoog – Baritone Sax, Luis Andrade – Tenor Saxophone, Aaron Kierbel – Drums and Erich Huffaker – Guitar.
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Review by Paul F Cook
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