Thursday, March 01, 2012

Doctor L - "The Mistery Travels"

The first thing that came to my mind when I heard this track was how much it sounded like Antibalas, who coincidentally enough appear on Doctor L's latest album, The Great Depression. The basic rhythm and foundation are present enough to easily identify it as afrobeat, but with a higher fidelity there's no mistaking it's a current release. Regardless of what time it came from, "Mistery Travels" still evokes a dusty presence reminiscent of the past. The major difference comes from the ghostly textures sprinkled throughout that emphasize some of the jazzier leanings in the genre. It's like walking through a jungle, but instead of mist, there are clouds of smoke casually wafting around.

To download the track, click here, and you can also buy The Great Depression at Amazon.