Belgium’s Ethiopique-inspired Black Flower share new track

Black Flower - Almaz Having released their critically acclaimed second album ‘Artifacts’ in early 2017, Belgium’s Black Flower return with a new 10” vinyl entitled ‘Intermediate State’, released on February 9th via Sdban Ultra.

Taking influence from artists such as ‘father of Ethiojazz’ Mulatu Astatke, sax giant Getatchew Mekurya and bossman Fela Kuti, Black Flower produce a blend of sounds drawn from diverse styles; ranging from Ethio jazz, psychedelic and Afrobeat.

The inspiration for the 10” came from Salvador Dali’s creative dreaming ritual. The band  has derived four dream-tracks from their individual intermediate state, materialised into microscopic grooves on a black vinyl disc.

The first taste from the release is ‘Almaz’, a cover of an Ethipoian traditional by legendary singer Mahmoud Ahmed. Teeming with dreamy layers of sound, it’s a gorgeous piece of music, with hypnotic African rhythms and psychedelic grooves.

Check out the enchanting track below!                   

The 10″ vinyl is out on February 9th – pre-order via Bandcamp.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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