If you came here looking for jungle, stop reading now. If you’re looking for spaced-out, balearic, freeform synth excursions, you’re in the right place. We don’t know much about Live In Napoli, other than it being The Mystic Jungle Tribe’s first ever live performance, and that it was recorded at a place called Semmai Factory, which could either be a friend’s living room or a spacious warehouse joint (we’re guessing it’s somewhere in Naples, though). The recording sounds like an alien transmission from a distant tropical planet unearthed by Peoples Potential Unlimited. We dug their 2015 Solaria LP, and this is on a slightly more ambient tip. Some tracks have little more in the way of rhythm than a soft 4/4 kick drum loop; others none at all. Fans of Legowelt, Cluster and mid-period Kraftwerk, grip with confidence.
- music label: Going Good 2017
reviewed by dj winyl destination 03/2017