Bongo Entp.
Music For Dreams

Words by Dr Rob
Kenneth Bager, Coma Club, Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Music For Dreams, Bongo Entp., Debut, Denmark

There are Brazilian influences; Earth, Wind & Fire`s borrowed harmonies, the druggy chug of Gal Costa`s “O Gosto Do Amor”. The music that Beppe Loda and Daniele Baldelli plundered for Afro and Cosmic. There`s a touch of the Pop Samba of Georgie Fame, Matt Bianco, or Kalima covering Ivan Lins. There`s the deshelved troubadour the morning after the carnival, crumpled suit, hang over and hair of the dog air of Daniel Melingo`s “Narigon”. There`s the cocktail bar muzak of Haroumi Hosono, the Exotica records of Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman that Hosono collected and took inspiration from. There`s Seawind Fusion, timbale twists, long, slightly-Housed-up, percussion jams that recall Cathy Sledge`s cover of Stevie`s “Another Star”. There`s Boogaloo, Nuyorcian piano, Salsoul vibes flourishes. There`s the vocodered cocaine-cool of Laid Back`s "Baker Man”. There`s the Balearic of Linda Di Franco, Anna Domino, Isabelle Antena, and a superb Mediterranean wanna-be-Gottsching “Sueno Latino” of a guitar solo. And there are, of course, bongos.

“Kidsticks” will be released this Friday on L.A.`s ANTI-Records. You can pre-order a copy at Rough Trade, and you can also catch Beth live at the following gigs and festivals:

May 27th & 28th / Brighton Festival

May 30th / Rough Trade In-Store

July 24th / Deershed Festival

August 6th / Caught By The River Thames Festival

Postscript / Beth announced full UK tour dates yesterday:

  • 24 Sep / Norwich, Waterfront
  • 25 Sep / Cambridge, Junction
  • 27 Sep / Gateshead, Sage 2
  • 28 Sep / Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
  • 29 Sep / Bristol, Anson Rooms
  • 01 Oct / Oxford, O2 Academy 1
  • 02 Oct / Glasgow, Saint Lukes
  • 03 Oct / Leeds, Beckett Students’ Union
  • 04 Oct / Manchester, Cathedral
  • 06 Oct / London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
L.i.e.s., L.i.e.s., L.i.e.s.


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