Friday, September 25, 2009

Kalashnik off


KALASHNIK Love sees Speed Caravan scraping the melting pot.
On the album the Algerian-French group fuse traditional Arabic music with furious shredding oud solos and forthright electronica, and anything else that comes to hand.
You never know what's coming next - they rock out like The Stranglers, then they're grooving like the Dub Pistols, then they morph into Asian Dub Foundation, and the next they're pretending to be Q-Tip on their frankly unexpected Chemical Brothers cover Galvanize.
Amped up and aggravated, Speed Caravan need to stop thrashing about quite so wildly from genre to genre, or they're never going to land a hit.

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