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The Motet: Instrumental Dissent

Read "Instrumental Dissent" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Since its founding nearly ten years ago by drummer Dave Watts, The Motet has produced almost as many albums, mixing a mosaic of influences from African to Latin, and from western pop to dance club chic. Layers of sound both acoustic and electronic characterize the music, and myriad rhythms generate toe-tapping, booty-shaking and big-time chilling.

“Afro Disco Beat does what it says. A lovely brass motif leads from the front over Watts' beat and Scott Messersmith's ...


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