Saturday, September 4, 2010


We saw Benguela play at the Speedway
on Thursday night. 
Their music is a little perplexing to label. Strings of stylistic tags pop into my head and most of them feel inapt. The term 'improv' has always irked me. So. Rooted in jazz - but without the structure, dripping electronic treatments, dark psych guitar and double bass, loungy low-end sections. Tenacious levels of technical proficiency. Intricate cadence. Tough yet tender. Warm and deep. The music unfolds and then folds back on itself. At times I felt like I was underwater. Dreamy.
This photo from their website. Follow the link above for news and samples. 

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