The key to the fervour mystery in the not at all dumbed down ritual that Minihi conjure is partly a switch to a new UK label for this the percussion duo's latest album out next month. More to the point the sound is more tribal than the brilliant Recaptures and it is a lot easier to digest. Percussion partners Louise Anna Duggan and Zands Duggan cast the net wide and in their haul net electronica, dancey trancey, new age-y eco warrior vibrations and a whole lot more to sit together in a not at all hazy (or jazz) mix. Completely relatable even if outside your comfort zone nevertheless if all you listen to is jazz probably because Zands is jazz trained and because the essential approach is highly pluralistic. The Enya-like Shakespeare quoting 'Bala Rocky' from Stasis Loops certainly comes fully loaded with tasty vibes later after the drums go way behind the beat tantalisingly and a blistering sense of release to it as an add-on when you least expect it thunders in. Next stop euphoria.
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An interview with Minihi's Louise Anna Duggan circa Recaptures (2021)
Minihi - Louise Anna Duggan and Zands Duggan, photo: via Riotsquad