MOP MOP "Isle Of Magic" - album snippet by Agogo Records published on 2013/02/08 17:06:42 +0000 AR029CD Mop Mop "Isle Of Magic" Release: 04.03.2013 EAN 4260130540296 Agogo Records - LC 15656 video : http://youtu.be/w-jz0OEn4xc 01 - Jua Kiss 02 - Let I Go feat. Anthony Joseph 03 - Kamakumba 04 - Heritage feat. Anthony Joseph 05 - Phantom Of The Panther 06 - Run Around feat. Fred Wesley and Anthony Joseph 07 - The Golden Bamboo 08 - Loa Chant feat. Sara Sayed 09 - Black Ivory 10 - Damballah 11 - Mojomamy 12 - Afro Jojo Part One 13 - Afro Jojo Part Two Anyone familiar with Mop Mop will already know that their refined style has already lend them a unique place somewhere between the worlds of jazz, funk, latin and the Italian Postmodern style allowed the band to achieve the international film business as part of Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love' movie soundtrack. But with this latest LP 'Isle Of Magic', Mop Mop digs even deeper to bring us one of their most engaging and organic records yet. Mop Mop's fourth studio album has come together over the course of a couple of years where producer Andrea Benini has been searching for new directions with the band. Collaborations in the album include Funk legend Fred Wesley, Trinidad-born poet/singer Anthony Joseph and Finnish-Egyptian vocalist Sara Sayed. Over fifteen musicians were involved during the production of the album including Andrea Benini’s co-arranger Alex Trebo on piano, Pasquale Mirra on vibraphone and marimba, Guglielmo Pagnozzi on clarinette and flute, Johannes Schleiermacher (Bajka, Radio Citizen, Woima Collective) on baritone sax, Lorenzo Ternelli and Salvatore Lauriola on bass and Danilo Mineo on percussions - just to name a few. 'Isle Of Magic' contains 13 tracks of pure Voodoo Jazz, Caribbean flavours, Afro- Funk, Exotic rhythms and Soul music. The album has been recorded between Germany and Italy with the use of vintage analog equipment to achieve a sound with all the “warm” qualities of vintage analog tape recordings; sessions have been recorded during the period March/August 2011. Isle Of Magic is an imaginary land populated by musicians who spend their time fishing, cooking, playing and practicing Voodoo rites at night. The whole album represents the soundtrack of this imaginary life.