coming to our attention via the Cafe Del Mar
compilations of recent years Budapest
Producers/Musicians Gelka seem more at home in the
Balearics rather than Hungary. Yet it is the vibe of the
latter with its almost guitar dominated folksy roots
that gives this debut set an edge in the music of the
Intersped with some strange sound
effects of no benefit the album largely features a
variety of good quality tracks that mix chilled-out
funky tempos with the soulful vocals of Ghanaian born
Sena. Most notable being the album's opening track '
So Many Ways' and the rhythmesque Eartha Kitt
influenced ' Blame' with ' Angry Eyes'
bringing out some rastafarian funk and social
comment!. Melodic guitar rhythms and relaxed horns
feature heavily on the album with 'When you gotta
go you gotta go' being a real treat over a sunset
and a glass of wine! The album's stand out track though
is the catchy 'Soon' sang by the very soulful
British vocalist Elly May.
Overall, the album is downtempo
electronica urban blues with some added soul and beats
against a background of hungarian melancholy and oozes
class and style worthy of exploration.