A highly atmospheric comfort blanket of a listen SulaMadiana by Mino Cinelu and Nils Petter Molvær has a largely borderless sound that bypasses notions of genre for the large part, that achey effortlessly mysterious sounding NPM painterly sound matching perfectly with the deft percussive ideas of the ex-Miles Davis player Cinelu. The album title takes its name from Sula, the island off the west coast of Norway where Molvær is from, and Madiana, a synonym for Martinique, where Cinelu's father comes from. The album pays tribute to Manu Dibango, Tony Allen and Jimmy Cobb along the way. Out on Modern/BMG.
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