Cymande Set To Release First Album In 35 Years

Funk Giants Cymande Will Release Their First Album In Nearly 35 Years

by zo
August 18, 2015 11:11 AM

Funk Giants Cymande Will Release Their First Album In Nearly 35 Years

Perhaps some of the Okay-realm is familiar with the immeasurable dopeness that was/is the calypso-tinged UK funk ensemble CymandePerhaps some of you are even aware that the troop has been on a hard-set hiatus since roughly 1981. But it appears come this November, a sampledelic sound that’s been diced, spliced and sliced by the likes Wu-Tang (“Problems,”) De La Soul (“Change In Speak”) MF DOOM (“Cedar”) and the gamut of Golden Era greats, will make a mighty and welcomed return to the game. Story has it, after nearly 40 years of dormancy, a string of recent live appearances cross-pond and four years in the studio, Cymande and its core group of musicians have finally come up for air, bearing the fruits of seasoned funksmanship and the marks of a well-rested squad. Their fifth studio album A Simple Act Of Faith is due November 27th, just in time for your Turkey Day wind-down, with vinyl being pressed and sold along with a CD release. If you need some time to get acquainted, or even just to refresh, peep the strut-worthy standout “The Message” from their self-titled ’71 debut below and hold tight for that low-down funky sound.


01 K To Their 70s Heyday
02 Everybody Turn Rasta
03 Do It (this Time With Feeling)
04 Crazy Game
05 Sea Of Tears
06 All Or Nothing
07 No Weeping
08 God’s Highway
09 A Moment For Reflection
10 A Simple Act Of Faith
11 Everybody’s Doing Alright

h/t FACT

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