The Skeletal Essences of Afro FunkArtist: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou
Release: The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk, Vol. 3
Label: Analog Africa
Release Date: June 2013
Picked by: Sam Telford – Label Manager

This compilation by the ever excellent Analog Africa, dedicated to the late band leader Melome Clement, proves the well of great tunes by Poly-Rythmo has yet to run dry. As the title makes clear there is an abundance of afro-funk but the Beninese legends stay true to their name and deliver killer tunes in any number of rhythms and mutated styles. At times raw and psychedelic and in others locked into an irresistible groove, it is never less than attention grabbing. – Sam Telford