Return to the Spirit by Sun Atlas

The Feature Album this week on 2SER is the second record from enigmatic Los Angeles-based ensemble Sun Atlas.

Sounding like a lost holy grail of ethio-jazz, Return to the Spirit is a superb collection of cinematic soul, psych, cosmic afro, instrumental breaks and multi-dimensional funk and incredible production. Every track is its own unique journey into tripped out and sun-baked sounds and this is a record that is relentlessly excellent with thick propulsive drums as it’s beating heart.

An under the radar gem just released on Mocambo Records, it’s a masterful fusion of sounds that skirts many genres without ever settling cleanly into any. Highly recommended, strap in for a wild and trippy ride.