Jazztronik - Cannibal Rock & En:CodeTokuma Japan Communications
These latest offerings from Ryota Nazaki follow a similar path to that walked on his previous sets, seamlessly fusing elements of jazz, Brazilian, house, broken beat etc. The Flora Purim fronted 'Dentro De Mim', 'Dentro Mi Alma' featuring Sonia Santana and the title track on 'Cannibal Rock' all shine brightly, as does the twisted broken cut, 'Beeping'. 'En:Code' opens with the spiritual vibes of 'Pathways (Jazztronik Theme)' with Valarie Etienne and Rob Gallagher, a track 4 Hero would have been proud of. It then passes through the Marcos Valle blessed 'Rio. Sol E Mar', 'Little Tree', a violin led waltz and the epic tech-jazz title track. I hear through the grapevine that Pantone are soon to release the best tracks from this pair on a single CD album for the UK market.
Andy Allen, 03/06