Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (2010)

Following tremendous praise for supporting Ethio-jazz master Mulatu Astatke on the Inspiration Information, Vol. 3 collaboration last year, U.K. collective The Heliocentrics are back with a similarly minded but differently executed album backing multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Lloyd Miller. Like last year, they accentuate what makes their collaborative partner so interesting. The Astatke collaboration was funky in the way it channeled African rhythms; this is funky in the way you can taste Miller’s Pan-Asian studies.

Unlike Astatke, who at least had the Broken Flowers soundtrack and enthusiastic support of a growing fanbase founded on Soundway compilations and blogs like Awesome Tapes From Africa, Miller’s momentum from this album is generated ...............


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