The Bodhisattwa Trio – Heart of Darkness

The Bodhisattwa Trio (Kolkata, India) has just released their latest album, Heart of Darkness. The title begins with Sections, a haunting, ethereal sound that links together a sound that feels more at home in a horror or dystopian film score. The track immediately draws listeners’ attention in, making the sudden change in sound that is presented during the opening seconds of Transcendence all the more shocking. The trio’s tautness is shown nicely here, with a blend of funk, jazz fusion, and a bit of the gonzo that was presented in Frank Zappa’s sixties and seventies albums. The Fugitive is one of our favorite tracks on Heart of Darkness as it has The Bodhisattwa Trio take up the standards of 1970s funk and all of the pizzazz and pomp of a Blaxploitation film. Continue reading “The Bodhisattwa Trio – Heart of Darkness”