Sinkane, the nom de plume of Sudanese born, New York based prolific multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, keeps himself well busy playing with the likes of Caribou, Yeasayer, Of Montreal, Born Ruffians and Eleanor Friedberger. Sinkane also has his own brainchild project and a debut album on the way. Mars is due out late October via DFA Records and City Slang.
The forthcoming album features a stellar list of collaborators including Roberto Lange of Savath & Savathas and Helado Negro, Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr., Yeasayer’s Ira Wolf Tuton, members of Afrobeat band Nomo and saxophonist/flautist Casey Benjamin a/k/a stutzmcgee.
According to the issued press release, Mars “is dense with deep, polyrhythmic grooves that refer as much to early 70’s underground soul as it does back to Sudan, Gallab’s home country. On another level, it’s a 21st century party record that acknowledges the international musical village in which we all now live”.
‘Jeeper Creeper’ is one of the stunning spacey jams lifted from Mars. Listen to it below.