This article originally appeared on the WUSC Radio’s Oddities and Enmities Radio Show Blog.
Afrobeat is working its way closer into the mainstream every year, and 2007 is no exception having seen so many releases. CAbP keep a bright spotlight on their influences while dancing around a lot of obscure genres. Jeff Parker from Tortoise is noted as working with the band frequently, but since they’re from Chicago, it’s pretty much a given that a Tortoise member is somehow involved. Silly me, thinking that the similarities were a coincidence. Most of the songs have long runtimes, but they transition so much that you’ll never feel worn out. (A) Move to Silent Unrest is simply the best orchestrated Afrobeat album of the year.