Underground Mod Obscurity from South Africa • South African take on the London Beat scene, mixing British beat, R&B, reggae and funk • “Reggae Shh!” and “Reggae Meadowlands” - both issued on 45 in the UK and Italy - became huge underground hits on the Mod scene. • Zorro Five were top-flight session musicians whose once-off inspiration won them the 1971 South African Recording Industry award for “Best Beat Group” • Zane Cronje (organ, keyboards) was a prolific composer, Johnny Fourie (guitar) was later called out by John McLoughlin as “one of the greatest guitar players of our epoque”. • First international release as 180 heavyweight black vinyl
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A fluid progression from 'The New Breed'; Suite for Max Brown is a well-assembled body of sonic bliss. Parker delivers a deeply contemplative record that soothes the soul through visceral ambience, meditative runs and funked-out rhythms with a digital twist. whyfisucks.