A Twang-American, psychedelic underground road trip to Africa, the Middle East and the Americas
Cal Tjader, Marc Ribot, Mulatu Astatke, Sly & Robbie
With "Transatlantic" the Ghent based latin jazz collective Compro Oro released their catchy debut in 2015. The band explored traditional latin and cuban rhythms intermingled with wild guitar riffs and exotic vibraphone infusions. Their EP "Bombarda" digs deeper into several ethnic music traditions and leaves the audience dancing on dark grooves with a tinge of psychedelica.
On the new album, ‘Suburban Exotica’, due out in October 2019 on Sdban Ultra, the band takes things yet one step further, adding the sounds of the Middle East to the mix. The album has been produced by keyboardist Dijf Sanders. Special guest Joachim Cooder – son of living legend Ry Cooder - offers percussion and his effects-laden electric mbira.
Wim Segers - vibraphone, marimba, synth, glockenspiel, percussion
Bart Vervaeck – electric guitar, pedal steel, oud, 5-string banjo
Matthias Debusschere – electric bass, electric ukulele
Falk Schrauwen – kalimba, congas, percussion
Frederik Van den Berghe - drums