EP2: Banana Wine
One Handed Music
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Heavy, blunted incarnations drawn from a love of dub from half-Mauritian singer-percussionist Mo Kolours, his second EP for One Handed Music.
Opener "Ridda Mountain" sets the tone: a hypnotic blunted incantation which draws heavily on a love of dub. "Twelve" sees a loose hip-hop rhythm paired with Mo Kolours’ unique sound palette, turning something familiar into something altogether strange, "Mini Culcha" is a fast-paced Afro-Latin workout, the witty "Keep It Up" roots Mo Kolours in the here and now, a tale of a life spent disturbing the neighbours, while the astonishing "Banana Wine" takes its cue from a Sega classic and sounds something like dubstep imagined on an African island in the 1970s. "Talking Move" and "Temi" offer two more chances to dance to a different drum before Beautiful Swimmers from Washington’s cult Future Times label rejig "Mini Culcha" into the kind of compelling leftfield house that they’ve made such a stir with.