Friday, April 20, 2018

Recording: So Long Seven

Artist: So Long Seven

Song: Mad Nomad

Recorded at The Tranzac's Main Hall (Somewhere There Creative Music Festival – Show 1), February 23, 2018.

So Long Seven - Mad Nomad

Tim Posgate (of Cluttertones and many other groups) was perhaps this group's most familiar face in the Somewhere There context. So Long Seven (which, it should be noted, is in fact a quartet) is an interesting mash-up of cultures and generations that with its somewhat idiosyncratic mix of instruments (guitar, banjo, violin and tabla) dares to flaunt the fusion flag. (A cover of Shakti's "Danse du Bonheur" was a sure signpost in that regard.) Dazzlingly proficient, there's an effortlessness in the group's execution that could render things a bit too cut-and-dried were it not for their corresponding unassuming off-the-cuff casualness about it all.

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