Black Market Brass - Hox
Black Market Brass recently celebrated their tenth year as a band. Rather than round out the decade with more of the same, they’re headed into new territory with Hox – their third LP. It’s a new take on afrobeat fused with heavy, hypnotic, sci-fi sounds that reflect the band’s myriad of influences as record collectors. Hox will be available in the usual formats, including a stunning Antifreeze Green vinyl and is due out on Colemine Records on September 8, 2023.
Their third LP is a new take on afrobeat that combines traditional grooves with heavy, hypnotic, sci-fi sounds that reflect the band’s myriad of influences as record collectors across genres. “We didn’t leave the traditional afro-beat sound behind, but we did allow ourselves to pull from different places with less hesitation.” Shared saxophonist Cole Pulice.
Like their previous albums, the 9-piece band recorded Hox live to tape. “The sound and aesthetic of the analog recording process is important for this kind of music,” Pulice
explained. “We’re looking to capture lightning in a bottle.” With that, the album features several sections of heavily processed synthesizers, harsh glitches, fuzzed out guitars, and a burning percussion section that pays homage to the traditional drumming cultures of Nigeria and Ghana. The performances are dynamic and confident. The grooves are infectious and hypnotic. BMB has pushed further into musical experimentalism, but at the end of the day, they’re still making dance music.