In a day and age where too much R&B is nothing but about the grind, the Austria-based duo Elis Noa comes with a refreshing release. Art being an expression of thoughts and feelings that we would argue should go further than knee-deep, this album delivers on that. Romantic, atmospheric, authentic, and well-crafted. Polished but not glossy. Just a few keywords to get your heart and mind going.
Christina Dahl is one of Denmark's most original and respected saxophone players. Her playing and her compositions are based on fearless courage and deep care for the music. So do Simon Toldam and Peter Bruun that accompanied her on this journey. Honesty, sincerity, purity, and integrity come to mind when we listen to the album and reflect thereof on our own state of being and that of the world.
Over three years in the making, ZIK ZAK is an African musical odyssey, featuring some of the freshest talents from nine countries on the mother continent. Tying this remarkable range of artists together are German production team ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS, weaving the vocal talents of the African singers into their distinctive “Boom Dub” sound. Drawing on Hip Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, and Soul.