The latest project from aFRO-mYSTIK draws liberally from a variety of ’70s fusion sources, from […]
The latest project from aFRO-mYSTIK draws liberally from a variety of ’70s fusion sources, from the Bitches Brew-influenced cover art to the lurking presence of Herbie Hancock. Like much early fusion, Morphology has strong and weak moments, and just as in the ’70s, the weaker moments seem to coincide with cheesy strings, and occasionally unsteady singing and poetry. The album seems to reach its highest points when it travels to the most rhythmic dark-funk territory: “Intersections,” for example, is a percussive, moody piece most closely reflecting the spirit of Miles Davis. This is an album of highs, lows and contradictions. It’s propulsive yet relaxing-dance music for enthusiastic broken-beat spasmatics.