I remember my excitement after last year’s Mala in Cuba album was first announced. It seemed like a good thing to do and the upfront 12-inch didn’t disappoint. Once the record was finally out, it took only one listen and my enthusiasm was gone. It sounded good on paper, but the record was a huge let down.
Anyway, there’s a new 10-inch on the way with a VIP mix of one of the tracks and it sounds like Mala is trying to make up with me. Supported by Simbad, it sounds less like an artificial amalgamation, but has a more natural feel to it. Available for pre-order at Surus.