Last year's acclaimed Sea Power & Change EP, a melancholic project from the mind of celebrated Portuguese powerhouse Tiago, is now revisited through the lens of three essential ESP Institute artists. Side A gives us a take on Strange Fruit by our heroes Soft Rocks — a smacked up dub/boogie rendition leaving the beautifully dark mood intact whilst twisting the the rhythms toward the tough side. On side B, Secret Circuit (Eddie Ruscha of Laughing Light of Plenty, and soon to release his solo release for ESP) stuffs Wild Combination in his saddle and takes us for a ride through a futuristic version of the Wild West with a funky bassline and distant whistles, only to be rounded out by a blissed-out epic re-rendering of Yesterday Is Gone by Somberero Galaxy's Jonny Nash. Its a family affair.
Published: 29th March 2012