Back awhiles just over a year ago, a track by the name of Flowers Of Spring landed on the monkey’s virtual doormat from someone called Naanva. All preconceptions of this being some sort of world music project instantly dissipated as a Cotton Club-style jazzy intro quickly became imbued with the sound of b-boy drums and then it was all about how the jazzy influences alternated with the spy funk vibes. Fast forward to the present and Naanva has just got in touch again. Why? Because Flowers Of Spring is the opener on his brand new Rivulet EP from the rest of which gently trickles jazzy downtempo business like dusty, piano-led cut To The Root, the psychedelic mood music of the title track and the sleepy, jazzy ambience of closer Petal Drops.
(Out now HERE)