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Black Flower

Psyche-delicious Ethio-dub-jazz from Brussels

As if John Zorn put on Fela Kuti’s shoes and imbibed Mulatu Astatke’s whirls.

Piloted by saxophonist/flutist/composer Nathan Daems (Ragini Trio, Dijf Sanders, Echoes of Zoo), the input of notorious musicians, drummer Simon Segers (MDC III, De Beren Gieren, Stadt), cornet player Jon Birdsong (dEUS, Beck, Calexico), keyboardist Wouter Haest (Voodoo Boogie) and bassist Filip Vandebril (Lady Linn, The Valerie Solanas) leads to the specific universe that only Black Flower is able to create. Based in Brussels with a large degree of openness, striving for original music and delivering a hypnotic and entertaining groove, bending all purist rules to good effect while still highly suitable for the age-old human ritual of dancing!
The new album Future Flora is out now! The Ethio-oriental based element mixed with the African dub groove aspect gets explored further, developing Black Flower’s musical identity and unique sound to the fullest.

 

Gilles Peterson, BBC 6 – Brilliant

The Gaslamp Killer – Ethio-dub from outer space taking you all the way out

Les Inrocks – 
Album Artifacts is part of the 10 must-hear African albums of 2017

De Morgen –
4**** albumreview

Songlines – Highly succesful combination of psychedelic jazz, Afro-funk and Ethio-jazz

The Independent – A vibrant, variously entertaining album which bends the purist rules to good effect

 

 

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