Premiere: L’Eclair – Suite II

Never ones to hold back from injecting as much exoticism in their release taglines as they do their music, Bongo Joe lead out their latest album with the resplendent “proto-groove-kosmische-kraut-afro-disco-exotica-dub”.

The band bestowed such an honour is fellow Genevan outfit L’Eclair, who count The Mauskovic Dance Band, Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek and Altin Gün as contemporaries in catering for a dance floor leaning outernational grooves. Sauropoda is their second album, recorded across a number of late night jams in the mountains with the band’s live engineer Benoit “Gérard” Erard. Second single ‘Suite II’ is one of the more straight-edged sessions on the album, finding a middle ground between the housey romps of Mount Liberation Unlimited, eccentric tumbles of Flammer Dance Band and the spacey extensions of Prins Thomas.

Sauropoda is out May 24 – buy from Bandcamp. Catch L’Eclair on tour round Europe from May to September.

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