Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Demon Fuzz

Demon Fuzz - Afreaka! [1971, UK, Afrobeat]

Here is one of my favorite find over the past year. After multiple reissues, this nugget has finally reached us, devoted music lovers.
There is hardly nothing that we can know about this band since it has been forgotten for so long.
All I can say is that this album, which is a fine blend of jazz, funk, afrobeat, soul and progressive rock, sounds extremely fresh.
Mostly instrumental, the eight tracks that compose the album are all great and the album keeps a consistency throughout.
We can note a really good cover of "I put a spell on you" (can't beat the authenticity of the original by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, but definitely delivers a great version).
I couldn't transcribe my excitement when I found a vinyl copy (reissued obviously) for $10 when browsing a record store in NewYork city. The cover, as mysterious as this band is, contributes to its uniqueness.


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