Premiere: Ariwo – Dasht

Since first coming together at Manana Cuba festival several years ago, Cuban/Iranian quartet Ariwo have evolved and refined their output, but the essence of collaboration remains central to everything they do.

Their forthcoming album Quasi¬†mirrors the evolution of their live set which has seen them gradually strip back their compositions and focus on a dance floor orientated sound. Set for release on Manana, the record label arm of the festival, it fuses a melting pot of different influences, from afro-Cuban rhythms to avant-garde jazz and techno, and sees them link up with key figures on London’s thriving jazz scene.

On today’s premiere ‘Dasht’ they’ve enlisted the talent of keys player Joe Armon-Jones. A hauntingly beautiful composition, his effortless and subtle touch manifests through twinkling keys that cascade over deep bass-filled production and live drum work.

Quasi will be released on 15th April – Pre-order from Bandcamp.

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