Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ikebe Shakedown

by Ikebe Shakedown

I picked this album up based on the recommendation of the guy at the music store I'm mostly frequenting these days, and it did not disappoint. 

The disc starts off with 'Tujunga', a high energy funk piece that brings to mind Fela and Ubiquity label-mates Orgone.  Actually, most of this album can be described that way, although it does feel a little more jazzy in places, and lacks vocals.

In a lot of ways, this was just the album I was looking for as a nice summer thing.  It has fourteen tracks, and clocks in at around fifty minutes.  While the tempo of the tracks shift quite a bit, it never creates dissatisfaction.  Ubiquity impresses once again.

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