Boomkat Product Review:
Enchanting suite of heat-seeking, dubby Afrobeat, balearic and broken beat flavours from Tropic of Tulli, which was originally the sole preserve of Jon Thureson a.k.a. Tampere, Finland’s Herman Prime, and is now grown to a five-piece band for this immersive side.
Maajo is effectively a lushly organic expansion of 2015’s Maajo 12”, which was issued under many folk’s radar as Herman Prime for Berlin’s Seagull records. This new iteration is a sumptuous, breezy affair heavily indebted to original highlife and afrobeat but, with an attention to atmospheric detail that updates the style with subtle faith to the original formats.