JimiTenor is a man of many talents – able to work in modes from spacey to jazzy to funky, and everything in between – as is singer Nicole Willis, who most folks know from her deep funk recordings, but who reemerges here as a house vocalist in the team of Cola & Jimmu! The look of the cover really sums up the sound of the record – a great old school vibe that reflects the best underground club releases of the late 80s – especially that deeper-than-deep house scene that never even came close to the mainstream! There's lots of spiritual elements in the lyrics – similar to the vibe of Jimi's recent KabuKabu records – but Nicole's delivery is very different, often parsed in short lyrical bursts amidst the keyboards and grooves. Titles include "Immortal Champion", "Earthly Delights", "Open Up Your Chakra", "Fantabulous", "Meet You At The Crossroads", and "No More Wars". CD
JimiTenor & Abdissa Assefa —
Itetune ... CD Temmikongi (Finland), 2011. Used ...
One of the most compelling albums we've ever heard from JimiTenor – and that's saying a lot, given the rich body of music he's given us over the past decade or two! This set mixes the cosmic spiritualism of Jimi's KabuKabu sessions with an even earthier, almost ethnographic element – one that comes no doubt from the percussion of Abdissa Assefa, whose working with Jimi here in a relatively spare setting – yet one that's got complex layers of sound filtered down underneath – odd electronics, earthy instrumentation, and other unusual elements – all wrapped gently into a rough tapestry of music. Titles include "Medea", "Fully Charged", "Ouroboros", "Mitaliruno", "Malo E Lelei", and "Nuditas Virtualis". Plus, Nicole Willis guests on the tune "Leatheries"! CD