Occasionally I will listen to an album that everyone around me is raving about and I just cannot connect with it. Sadly this is exactly what I’ve been experiencing throughout the course of the last week and a half with Jagwa Ma’s newest album.
Whilst the record continues the groups mantra of creating trippy psychedelic dance music which is still incredibly accessible to the vast majority; this time around the group have smoothed out and polished up the rough edges of their sound, which makes for a nicer sonic experience.
For me this album just wouldn’t connect, despite multiple attempts, likely because of the constant genre and style switching. Please don’t take this as an indictment on the record because I know it has been much better received by people close to me so you may fall in that camp. (JA)