A musical storm is coming

You don’t hear a lot of instrumental albums these days. But when you do they’re often quite good, as in the several enjoyable efforts from U.S. band 10 ft. Ganja Plant or Neil Perch’s Zion Train.

The most recent instrumental album that landed at the Reggaemani residence is trombonist Matic Horns aka Henry Tenyue’s 36 tracked double CD Musical Storm produced by Gussie P and recorded with a host of talented musicians – Sly Dunbar, Style Scott, Mafia & Fluxy, Jah Shaka and Norman and Ralston Grant of the Twinkle Brothers.

Henry Tenyue started  his career in the late 70’s working with Dennis Bovell and Linton Kwesi Johnson and then moving on to record and tour with UB40.

During the past years he has moved towards rootsy and deep riddims and his previous album was the haunting Increase the Peace for singer and producer Mike Brooks, an album where he blew the hell out of a prime selection of vintage riddims.

Musical Storm is in the same great vein with several relicks of classic reggae and ska songs, but also a number of fresh originals. Henry Tenyue lets his raw trombone speak with a sensitive aggression over the hard edged, dubby drum and bass heavy riddims.

Out of the 36 tracks only two feature vocals. And it is supplied by Henry Tenyue himself with no loss of quality.

Musical Storm is a sparkling musical feast that you can dine on for many months to come.

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