Nu Guinea - Nuova NapoliNG Records
Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina form the group known as Nu Guinea. The last time we heard from them was on the impressive "Tony Allen Experiments". With their sophomore lp "Nuova Napoli", they capture the vibe of Napoli and the foundation of 70s funk and 80s dance rhythms in their music. Massimo and Lucio enlisted many of Naples talented musicians to blend live instrumentation with voices drenched in Neapolitan dialect. "Nuova Napoli" is a laid back sun drench soul with a twisted bass line and synths. "A Voce E Napule" is filled with lively percussion and sweet vocal harmonies. "Ddoje Facce" is a funky synth laden dance track and overall feel good tune. In fact the mood throughout the disc evokes images of crowded streets filled with people dancing to the drummers beat. This is a music journey through Naples that is worthy of repeated trips and another triumph for the talented duo.
Reg Dancy, 04/18