Aura Safari – Saturn And Calypso [Church]

Never failing to surprise, both Seb Wildblood and his beloved Church imprint are true firm favorites here at Bolting Bits. Originating from a basement of a church in Camberwell, the outfit has been going from strength to strength in recent times, delivering a blissful 40 now EP by the mysterious Biodive last month.

Their latest venture is a 10-track journey with the Italian Aura Safari quintet behind the steering wheel. Alessandro, Andrea, Daniele, Lorenzo and Nicholas all come from different musical backgrounds and generations, which is evident in the album. Years spent in the local scene of Perugia (Italy) attending Umbria Jazz Festival every summer and winter nights at the legendary Red Zone Club have shaped the sound of the collective.

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Traces of various musical eras and influences such as Jazz Fusion, 80’s Boogie, World Music, Italo House, Balearic Beats and Jazz Funk can be felt throughout the release, giving it great diversity and unpredictability. The Aura Safari LP is an example of their genuine love of music spanning across a variety of genres. Swift percussion, sexy trumpets, funky piano chords and flowing melodies is only the tip of the iceberg of what you’ll find inside. The double 12-incher is coming out next month, so be on the lookout! Pre-order it here!