Kraut-Life. No, it’s not a new laundry detergent that smells of German beer halls. Apparently, it’s the proliferation of a highlife hybrid in Berlin at the minute. We still need a bit of convincing on the name, but slightly further north in Finland, Jimi Tenor is getting involved. Flautist, saxophonist, composer and producer, Tenor is force majeure for Scandinavian groove and so emulating a Fela musical lineage is a breeze for him. The A-side to his new single for Philophon could be lifted straight from the psychedelic heartland of West Africa, but this is all made by Jimi’s hand.
Quantum Connection / My Mind Will Travel is out 27th April – buy from Bandcamp.