Monday, February 14, 2011

Album of the Week 8 - Extra Golden - Thank You Very Quickly

After listening to Weird War for hours on end I realized that Alex Minoff's guitar was a big chunk of why I liked I so much.  It's different, not really a traditional rock guitar and beyond funk.  The guitar sort of acts like a second vocalist.  So, I did some searching and came across his other band Extra Golden.
Their third release Thank You Very Quickly has been spinning on the turntable for about a week and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere.  Minoff and his friend Ian Eagleson teamed up with Kenyan Benga artists, Onyago Jagwasi, Onyago Wuod Omari to create a wonderful hybrid.  The songs drift between Benga and rock creating extremely nice grooves.  I can really get a lot of work done while listening to this Lp.  There are points when some of the tracks drift a bit too much into jam band territory but not enough to hurt Thank You Very Quickly

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