Boomkat Product Review:
Easily one of the most interesting releases on the brilliant Thrill Jockey label this year comes from the unlikely trans-continental Extra Golden project. Fusing Kenyan Benga music with American Rock, the trio of Ian Eagleson, Alex Minoff and Otieno Jagwasi have created a new music rooted in heavy Afro-rhythmic sensibilities with a very American style of rock guitars taking much inspiration from Kenyan melodics. Sadly Otieno succumbed to Liver cancer in 2006, but Eagleson and Minoff have taken the project back to America where they finalised the tracks into what you hear now. The resultant sound could be compared to Tortoise jamming with Kasai Allstars or Konono No.1 getting live with Bruce. Recommended.