South African band
(guitarist Lindani Buthelezi, rhythm guitarist Mpumi Mcata, bassist Molefi Makananise and drummer Tshepang Ramoba)
the EP Mystery (Secretly Canadian, 2009), containing the first version
of Lakeside, and the album
After Robots (Secretly Canadian, 2009) that represented the most
breakthrough in world-music since Paul Simon's Graceland, a fusion of
dub, blues, funk, jazz, mbaqanga, acid-rock with the attitude of
The polyrhythmic chaotic dance of Molalatladi is ripped apart by a
petulant guitar solo worthy of hard-rock.
The frolicking reggae ditty
Skeleton is a close second in the hedonistic sphere.
Another relatively straightforward piece is Cursor, a melodic lullaby
with flamenco-like guitar; and
Banna Ba Modim straddles the border between festive fanfare and
However, the delirious chant and the forceful drumming in Lakeside create
a spasmodic energy, and that's where the band's originality lies.
The eight-minute Kwa Nqingetje fluctuates between surrealistic electronic
poem, mellow psychedelic litany and bursts of heavy-metal virulence.
The album reimagines a spectrum of styles that had become a dogma, and
the players display a consistently original take on their instrument's
This is a work of glaring aesthetic misunderstandings.
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