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Cogito Ergo Jam / Natural Lateral

Natural Lateral - Cogito Ergo Jam

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Natural Lateral is a four piece band assembled organically out of frequent jam sessions at the Lazy Robot Studio in North London. The quartet's musical range flows between Brazilian rhythms, modal Jazz and a touch of fusion woven together. "Bossa Blue" kicks the disc off with infectious percussion and warm Brazilian melodies. "Days with Amber" is bluesy modal tune that features Oli Arlotto on sax. "Safe as Sound" is laid back Latin jazz funk laced with a melodic vibaphone groove. Aziz Mustafa, Ozan Nidayi, Malte From and Tim Balasubramaniam make up the rest of the band. Together they've created a relaxed atmosphere with free flowing rhythms that evolve into a deeply satisfying album.

Reg Dancy, 12/19