True to their name, which in Spanish means to come together and party, Afro-Latin-electronic collective Penya evoke a sense of celebration with their hypnotic, percussion-led sound.
Safe in the hands of Pete Buckenham’s pioneering London-based jazz label, On The Corner Records, the bands new LP Superliminal is the energetic end result of a highly creative transitional period for the four-piece.
Awash with multi-instrumentalists and guided by the innovative production of Magnus P.I, Penya’s distinctive sound hinges on the traditional percussive styles plucked from across the globe, in places such as India, Morocco and Latin America.
A departure from the more dance-led songs on the LP, ‘Iyesa’ journeys through an entrancing array of percussive depths and rhythmic variations carried along by playful, African folk-tinged call-and-response vocals. Velvety trombone improvisation adds to the rich expanse of the track – guaranteed to uplift the soul.
Superliminal is out on 19 January. Pre order from On The Corner Records.