Vanrock

02/10/19Kalbata Teams Up With Israeli Five-Piece Tigris On Fortuna Records

We've been a fan of Fortuna Records label boss Kalbata and his production wizardry ever since his "Congo Beat the Drum" release alongside fellow producer Mixmonster. That being said, we were all the more intrigued when he dropped his latest six-tracker on Fortuna about a month ago, which we share with you today.

On "Vanrock" Kalbata joins forces with Israeli psychedelic afro-pop five-piece Tigris on a deeply mystical affair. The album draws inspiration from Africa and Caribbean percussive traditions, adding recurring guitar loops, ethereal analog synths and "roaring voodoo drums" to mesmerising effect, including "techno and balearic undertones." 

This trippy and no doubt tropical affair evades being pigeonholed as the musical journey runs the gamut, ranging from festive, to trance-inducing, from clubby to playful and from strutty to ominous. You decide. Simply listen to the full release in the Bandcamp player below.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom