Back in April, pyschedelic jazz collective Compro Oro announced the release of their fifth album, Buy The Dip. The news came paired with the radiant and intoxicating first single ‘Ben Hur’. Now they are enticing us again with a new single called ‘The Lower 9th’, offered with a video from the live studio recording. Watch it below and watch out for the album release on September 2nd through Sdban Ultra.
News from Belgian label Sdban Records always prick up our ears and with good reason. The most recent one comes from pyschedelic jazz collective Compro Oro, who have announced the release of their fifth album. Entitled Buy The Dip and slated for a September 2nd release, it follows 2020’s Simurg, their heavenly collaborative album with Murat Ertel, frontman and co-founder of Turkish psychedelic folk band BaBa ZuLa, and his singer partner Esma Ertel. Buy The Dip is reportedly “less ethno- and more techno-logy, both on a musical and conceptual level.”
Compro Oro have let loose the album’s first single, ‘Ben Hur’, which serves as a radiant and intoxicating taste of what they’ll be throwing at us. Take a listen now.
Tomorrow will see the release of Simurg, the heavenly collaborative album from Belgian pyschedelic jazz collective Compro Oro and Murat Ertel, frontman and co-founder of Turkish cult psychedelic folk band BaBa ZuLa, and his singer partner Esma Ertel. The follow-up to last year’s widely acclaimed Suburban Exotica, Simurg grew out of a live performance between guitarist Bart Vervaeck and Murat Ertel at Istanbul Express in 2016. The process continued in the studio as an intense recording session that would yield the upcoming record. “The new music is entirely based on improvisation”, frontman Wim Segers explained. “In contrast to ‘Suburban Exotica’, which is built more from song structures and where there was more overdubs.”
Simurg conjures up everything from dub and psychedelia to jazz, funk and Anatolian folk music. The project is describes as “a spontaneous dialogue, a quest for new musical horizons, a gathering of liberal spirits to reach for the unknown.”
For a staggering and immersive taste of the album ahead of tomorrow’s release, take a listen to ‘Ignorance Is Bliss (Valley Of Ignorance)’.