Dream & Nav Bhinder Bombay 2: Montreal Live (Bombay/Koch)
Pat & Nav pull
out all the stops for a second excursion into their orchard with
a fluid mix of a dozen Bombay bumpers, some never released.
Things commence with
Miguel Graça and Ottawas Trevor Walker collaborating
on a samba-flavoured kicker accompanied by well-placed keyboard
parts. Graças fine-tuned input also figures prominently
on some trippy, bassy, percussive housers, including his facelift
of the Roy Davis Jr. Afro-jazzer Watch Them Come.
Marked by horns, synth
parts and a terrific drum programming scheme, Second Wind
is a standout churned out by up-and-comer Rise Ashen of Ottawa.
Derrick Carter and Chris Brahm also contribute to the soup, which
makes it hearty and satisfying.