FILE UNDER: AFRO FUNK JAZZ BARCODE: 5050580599925
THE FONTANELLES - HORNS OF FREEDOM label: FIRST WORD(FW-114)

 

 

Tracklist

01. Gaia's Revenge
02. Afrocat
03. Criminality
04. Pinprick
05. Project 31
06. The Wave
07. Too Big
08. Horns Of Freedom

 


Originally formed to be the onstage band for the London run ofFela! The Musical, the band’s natural chemistry was such that they instinctively continued performing together when the show ended. They took the energy of the stage show and started working on original material, addingreggae, ethio-jazzandskainfluences to theafrobeatsource.

Their debut album takes in everything that defines The Fontanelles’ distinct sound. There’suptempo Afrobeatthumpers (Gaia’s Revenge, the seismic Afrocat and recent single Criminality),mid-tempo dubgroovers (Pinprick & Project 31) and the band’s unique take onlo-slung funk(The Wave).