Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mala - The Tunnel

I hadn't heard new work from Mala in a good while, so when I heard Mala In Cuba was up for release I was more than a bit ecstatic. As the title suggests, the Deep Medi label head has crafted 14 tracks infused with the vibrant and varied musical heritage of Cuba. Mala spares no opportunity to employ luscious acoustic instrumentation, lending the album a pervasive warmth and glow. The sound is refreshingly organic, eschewing the stylistic origins of dubstep (the industrial milieu of Croydon) for a rumba-tinged take on Mala's signature style. 'The Tunnel' is a heavy hitter showcasing exactly why I am so fond of this album already. Enjoy!

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