Super Liminal

23/01/2018 London Afro-Latin Collective Penya Drops Percussion-Led New LP

Released late last week via Pete Buckenham's London-based, forward-thinking Jazz imprint On The Corner Records (which was just awarded 'Label of the Year' at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards) and whom you may already be familiar with through the Mugwisa International Xylophone Group release in 2017, is the amazingly energetic new "Super Liminal" LP by Afro-Colombian electronic four-piece Penya, aka the band led by multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer and percussive investigator Magnus P.I., alias Magnus Mehta (electric guitar / percussion).

Through extended field trips to Cuba, Morocco, Turkey, India or the streets of South London, "Magnus has built up an extensive knowledge of musical cultures and traditions and has earned a reputation for his creative and innovative approach to percussion", which he now incorporates into the carnivalesque, hypnotic, sound of Penya, be it "Cuban rumba or Haitian house" (Dr Rob, Test Pressing).

"Super Liminal", part of the group's most recent playful investigations into rhythmic patterns and percussive variations is uplifting to say the least and breathes new life into somewhat meditative musical traditions. Hit play on the SoundCloud player above for the full album stream.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom