The Reason Why Vol. 1 Goran Kajfeš

July 9, 2013


Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra, The Reason Why Vol. 1: Back in 2011, Kajfes released a fascinating double-album X/Y, which was one-part world/soul jazz of the 70s and one-part ambient soundscape ala Brian Eno/Bill Laswell… separated into the two different albums. He returns with his Subtropic Arkestra and brings both elements together. A mix of Jazz and Turkish psychedelia at its strongest, but with the kind of cool jazz excitability just makes the body want to get up and dance. Fans of the music of both the music of Benjamin Herman and the Sao Paulo Underground should be taking a long listen here. Kajfes is becoming one of the more exciting, promising musicians on the scene. Highly Recommended.