The Reuben’s Daughters album “Mami Wata” is like some kind of holy mix of Martin Denny’s exotica adventures, played by the Animal Collective and Robert Wyatt. My ears haven’t been here before... ! It’s playful and adventurous pop where solid grooves undulate underneath technicolor island slide guitars.
Reuben’s vocals float like Colin Moulding’s later work with XTC or at times the marvelous Randy California on the overlooked “Son of Spirit” album. ?