Mister Ott’s psychedelic Ethiojazz odyssey Single Show is out now

misterottalbumOn their new album Single Shot, Mister Ott merge mesmerising eastern sounds, tight jazz/funk, and hypnotic grooves with a psychedelic edge.

With a sound originally rooted in the Ethiojazz of Mulatu Astatke and Getatchew Mekurya, ‘Single Shot’ sees the band expand their sonic palette to incorporate psychedelic guitars, reverb-drenched horns, intergalactic keys, and a crunchy drum-and-bass combo that would make DJ Shadow envious.

The result is something utterly unique: a marriage of mesmerising eastern sounds, tight jazz/funk instrumentation, and hypnotic dance grooves with a psychedelic edge.

The compositions blend native melodies from many sources, blended with the free-form improvisation and syncopation for which African-pedigreed jazz is renowned.

The album is sure to be enjoyed by fans of badbadnotgood, Anderson .Paak, Mulatu Astatke and Fela Kuti alike.misterottband