donderdag 26 februari 2015

The Budos Band – Burnt Offering

The Budos Band – Burnt Offering
Daptone/V2 – 2014
Rock, Soul, Psych
Rated: ****

Sometimes we arrive late at a certain party. It is not in our nature. Not because we are keen on arriving early everywhere and getting the best seats. But more because we just want to know the deal. The Budos Band’s fifth album recently captured our imagination. The nine-headed formation under guidance of guitarist/producer Thomas Brenneck has gone the way of the tiger on Burnt Offering. Cause their first albums dug deep into the offerings of Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat and Mulatu Astatke’s Ethiopian Jazz. This one seems to want to burn down the house. Early metal and old psychedelic rock give us a much darker and more menacing approach to what the Budos used to bring. These ten new tracks come across as a soundtrack for an evil road movie that was never made. Fuzzy guitars and trippy keys produce a sweltering heat with a malodorous odor that can easily be attributed to different influences like Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Iron Butterfly. And thanks to the horns there’s still a mighty wind blowing that brings the soul and the funk and keeps us from burning alive…

(Written by JK)

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