JBP - Aphrotalk / Amongstone
JBP are four producers from Tokyo: DJ Sahib, Eiji Takehana, Yasuhiro Nara and Nakamura Yusuke. Freaky organ jazz, Afro beats and electronica combine for Aphrotalk. Whereas this casts a spooky spell over its epic 11 minutes, Amongstone feels more straightforwardly repetitive and noodly. Both tracks are let down by somewhat flat production. Anyway, who am I to quibble? Gilles Peterson, Radio 1's world music expert, is apparently a big fan.