Album: Family Atlantica, Family Atlantica (Soundways Records)

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The core of the band is Heliocentrics member Jack Yglesias and his Venezuelan wife Luzmira Zerpa.

The vibe is like much of the great vintage 1970s African stuff Soundways has been putting out for years, so it's no mystery as to why the label signed them. What you get is a borderline chaotic (in a good way) mix of highlife, Ethiopian jazz and Cuban rumba along with a surface shimmer of 1960s psychedelia. I bet they're great live.