London-based soul/jazz ensemble Teotima come through with their brand new second LP titled Weightless. This is the first introduction to the talented group, and I’m very impressed by the tremendous chemistry between the members and their ability to create rhythmic, beautiful compositions throughout the 7 track album.
The East African influence on the opener “Suddenly” with the gorgeous guitar leads and Chakacha grooves making the track sound colourful and engaging. There is a samba influence on “If Every If,” with soothing vocals from Ellie Rose Rusbridge bringing such soothing and soulful energy to the track. This can be said throughout the album, with tracks like “But I Can’t” sounding more higher-paced rhythm and “From a Distance” bringing reggae grooves, ending the album out brilliantly. The guitar leads from Greg Sanders are stunning, with Sara Farina bringing the grooves on bass. There are so many aspects of the album I could mention, but it’s best to let the music do the talking. Overall, I’m impressed by the rich textures and grooves displayed by Teotima throughout the album, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next.
Listen to Teotima’s fantastic new album Weightless below via Bandcamp, and don’t forget to support! Released via First Word Records.