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JJ Whitefield


The man behind the classic funk renegades The Poets Of Rhythm, and more latterly Karl Hector & The Malcouns, steps out, with an excursion into the darker side of his psychedelic persona. Call it krautrock jazz if you will, or rack near your Canterbury selection. Fellow collaborator Malcolm Catto is on the mix, and although it doesn’t shout ‘funk banger’, '14/08' explores an otherworldly, more cerebral expression. It’s a shuffling groove that rides in on cymbal swells and some lovely acidic guitar work, conjuring images of late night bazaars and Film Noir opium dens.