Isle Of Jura continue to navigate the uneven terrain of the collective wantlist here, jumping licensing hurdles to deliver an official reissue of one of THE all time cosmic classics. Taking us back in time to the sultry summer of 1976, the reissue specialists explore the early work of British/Nigerian soul/dub/funk ensemble Ozo, shining a light on the unique "Anambra", a spiritual, ritualistic expression which became a staple at Mancuso's Loft and Baldelli's Cosmic parties. Fusing African & Nyabinghi drumming with the Buddhist mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum"a mystical flute riff and soulful chants, Ozo created a slow burning moment of true dancefloor transcendence. Here we get both the extended 12" mix and the edited version, backed for the first time by later variation "Anambra River", a deep, dreamlike and mystical reprise which ups the tempo and intensity for a seamless midset flow from Dadawah to Morricone.
STAFF COMMENTSPatrick says: Another amazing reissue from Isle Of Jura here, treating us to a fully official pressing of this total Loft classic from Ozo. Spiritual vocals dance with gorgeous flute while the ritualistic drums clatter on and on.