Boomkat Product Review:
The latest project from the incredibly prolific Rob Mazurek of Isotope 217 and Chicago Underground finds him looking towards Brazil for inspiration, with percussionist Mauricio Takara tagging along for the ride. The music kicks off on a weird note, with a stuttering electronic piece closer to Fennesz than any of Mazurek’s jazz/rock flecked past. From here on, though, it’s a stunning fusion of Brazillian music, jazz and electronics, taking you into a world of seedy dimly lit bars, crumbling buildings and baking sun – upbeat and edgy through every track. ‘Sauna…’ is a different beast from Mazurek’s recent work with the Chicago Underground, and would be worth checking out even by people totally unfamiliar with his work – anyone in search of something deep and involving to go along with the sun should look no further.