Recorded in Total Refreshment Centre, London, December 2017
We dedicate this music to our beloved brother David Turay, whose boundless energy burns on in our hearts and resounds in our laughter.
Bass Guitar – Jamie Benzies
Drums – Tim Doyle
Electric Guitar – Javi Pérez
Electronics – Tilé Gichigi Lipere
Tenor Saxophone – James Mollison
Trumpet – Axel Kaner-Lindstrom
In the last few years London has become the centre of the Jazz Renaissance. A new burst of energy and attitude brought by young musicians, equally inspired by the likes of John Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders or Sun Ra, as well as Madvillain, J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Floating Points, has brought a welcomed freshness to the London Scene. This exciting new environment brought a group of young musicians together, all with a mutual desire to discover a new form of expression. Together they created Cykada.
Cykada is a band of established musicians on the London scene, having played in groups including, Myriad Forest, EZRA Collective, Maisha, Where Pathways Meet, Family Atlantica and Don Kipper. Bassist Jamie Benzies is the spine of the project, along with Tilé Gichigi-Lipere, also a fellow former member of the legendary band Myriad Forest and Drummer Tim Doyle aka Chiminyo, together were the first members of Cykada. Jamie mentioned in one interview: