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You should know Gala Drop from their excellent release on Golf Channel. Lisbon's Gala Drop have been paving the way in recent years towards an aggregative, universionalist stance on the existentially groovy as a crucial vessel towards enlightenment and understanding amongst the human race. Their music is an extremely transparent ongoing constellation of achievements, which transpires an enormous love of music as salvation, a progressive & deeply miscigenated conglomerate of obsessive empathy. The teachings of all communal sounds consumable by 21th century standards (both vanguard & globalist variables) just the most basic and necessary tools in order to establish a priority for making the most wonderful and benign transcendental party music - sounds complicated to produce such a thing (it is), but what we end up hearing is as fluid a result as you're going to get in terms of the design of a hedonistic experience today. Working around their core unit of Afonso Simões (drums), Guilherme Gonçalves (electric guitar) and Nelson Gomes (synthesizers), here they find themselves cooperating for the first time with the wonderfully psychedelically vigorous bass playing of Rui Dâmaso (part of the legendary Loosers) and the topographically globetrotting ways of wayward adventurer conga orchestrator Jerry the Cat (formerly a part of Funkadelic/ Parliament and C.J. & Co touring bands; and later performed on records of Carl Craig, Recloose, Moodymann, Theo Parrish, and many others), both now members of the band. On 'Broda' they're joined by Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets On Fire, ETC!), truly one of the most powerful forces in US guitar soul in recent decades, and as terrific a six-string player as one of likely to find on record and onstage in this day and age, wherever that might be. 'Broda' careers thru in three passages of positively organized jamming. The fruits of a week's very intense work on freedom and democracy in the collective artistic gesture revealed in only the slightest of documentarian restraints, so as to excuse us into peeking into this cosmology of friendship and eternalization of the luminous. We can hear an extremely cultured and simultaneously instinctive notion of the history of dance music, from the primitively tribalized to the absolutely contemporary. Latin American grooves viewed from a Luso-Detroitian angle; a Californian guitar player doing 100% authentic Lisbon-longing solos backed by a Lisbon band; house&dub processing techniques at the disposal of a technoid-soul rhythm machine that has as deep an understanding of both French existentialist keyboard hell, as they do of the Fania All-Stars discography. Such absurdity turned into coherence can only be the product of today - best be as alive as possible to attune oneself to these sounds of advancement as the miracles that they are. Please take this opportunity to DIG! + lead your life with joy. Rocky Peterson February 2012
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