Penya are a London-based band led by talented multi-instrumentalist/producer Magnus PI. Focusing their attention on making percussion-driven Afro-Latin music, their music is often meditative, electronic, with pulsating rhythms that guarantee to put you in a groove-heavy trance.
After releasing a string of superb projects, such as Acelere E.P. (2016), they have come back strong with their debut LP Super Liminal, released on On The Corner Records. This record is exactly what I described before, and much, much more. The percussion-led rhythms on this project are heavy, especially on tracks such as ‘Why So Angry (feat Daisho)’ which explodes into a bass-driven electronically tinged banger, or ‘Tribes’ which is an eerie, tribal and somewhat aggressive record. What is great about Penya’s Super Liminal, is the fact that there is diversity in sound. From the heavy-hitting percussion and drum-led tracks, to the more melodic and feel-good Latin rhythms (such as ‘Rootless (part 2)’ ), this project is a testament to the group’s musicianship and talent.
Listen to Penya’s Super Liminal below via Bandcamp, and make sure you support this great album!