The Bongolian — Moog Maximus
(Blow Up BU102CD, 2016, CD)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2016-09-06
Reviewing for Exposé sometimes brings odd music my way. The latest is Moog Maximus by The Bongolian aka The Big Boss aka Nasser Bouzida. Moog Maximus is his fifth album as The Bongolian and it continues his musical quest taking the listener on a fractured time journey starting in his vision of ancient Rome or possibly the movie set for Westworld. Armed with his bank of vintage synthesizers, bongos, and heavy grooves, The Bongolian treats us to a vast array of funk, soul, Hammond beat, jazz, and sci fi boogaloo across the twelve four to five minute tracks. These sound like great dance tracks for a party, but for sheer listening pleasure I cannot imagine listening to this album more then once or twice, unless there is a long time between. Sometimes it sounds like soundtrack music for 60s epic productions or spy films, other times it could be roller rink music, an alternative sound track for Miami Vice, or an undiscovered Booker T and the MGs' track. I am not sure how this all fits into the Exposé world, but it could appeal to some. If interested you can find out more at the site below.
Related artist(s): The Bongolian (Nasser Bouzida)
New Aristocrats Live Album on the Way – No foolin'! These supreme musicians toured Europe early in 2020, just before touring ceased to be a thing musicians could do, and there were some hot performances captured. On May 7, some of these will be releases as Freeze! Live in Europe 2020. » Read more
Jewlia Eisenberg RIP – The sad news has come out that Jewlia Eisenberg has died. As a founding member of Charming Hostess, Eisenberg changed the face of music, bringing together Balkan klezmer, American folk, and experimental rock in a distinctive blend that garnered much praise. » Read more
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more