Album: JuJu, In Trance (Real World)

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

Now that guitarist Justin Adam and Gambian vocalist and ritti (one-stringed fiddle) player Juldeh Camara have got a sturdy backline of Billy Fuller on bass and Dave Smith on drums, the heady joyous racket they produce is as much rock as it is "world music".

But that's more rock as a full-on force of nature than rock as a posturing and stolid anachronism. Simultaneously grounded and spiralling off into the stratosphere, this is urgent, epic stuff that doesn't let up for a moment.