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by Roger Farbey
Kutiman is an Israeli polymath composer, musician and film producer. Space Cassava is the title of a 2015 mini-album release which is available as a download and also on a limited vinyl version. Despite the paucity of the combined length of the two tracks, weighing in at around 25 minutes, there is some heavy stuff to appreciate here. Although the line-up would belie its credibility, this is actually big band music made possible by Kutiman's ingenious multi-tracking and ability to ...read more
by Glenn Astarita
Israel-reared DJ, multi-instrumentalist and composer Kutiman [Ophir Kutiel] merges a contemporary mindset with the sounds and styles of funk and psychedelic lore throughout this melodically-rich album. A highly listenable party endeavor, you may either dance the night away or just sit and take it all in, as good vibes rule the roost here.
Kutiman incorporates James Brown and Sly Stone type funk beats, complete with sinewy wah-wah guitar licks and popping backbeats. In various regions of ...read more