The Sieve & The Sand

by Combo Lulo

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Combo Lulo returns to Names You Can Trust for their sophomore single, digging deeper into the diversified sounds of the Caribbean that helped define their debut. While the first single took a Jamaican foundation south into the neighboring continent, fusing the sensibilities of rock steady with those of classic Afro-Latin orchestras, this single goes far east. Inspired by the heady and sublime sounds of foundational ska mixed with East African influences, (think Buster’s Islam, Don D’s Addis Ababa or Further East), The Sieve & The Sand is a brand new composition within this natural order, albeit with the fortune of different reggae eras and studio styles to draw from. Divided into two parts (but also available seamlessly as it was played in the studio), Combo Lulo’s talented players move effortlessly from the galloping shuffle of ska into a deep and dark, Roots Radics-styled instrumental. It’s a lovely ode to the original styles of reggae, but also another impressive accomplishment that will surely leave listeners and new fans in anticipation of the shape of things to come for Combo Lulo.


released March 15, 2019

Mike Sarason – Electric & Acoustic Piano, Synth, Flute
Anant Pradhan – Tenor Sax
Kevin Batchelor – Trumpet
Nikhil Yerawadekar – Bass, Pianet solo
Matt Kursmark – Guitar
Eddie Ocampo – Drums
Rich Terrana – Bongo

Horn arrangements by Anant Pradhan and Mike Sarason.
Composed and arranged by Mike Sarason.
Produced & Mixed by Mike Sarason & Eric Banta.
Engineered by Quinn McCarthy. Recorded at The Creamery, Brooklyn.
Additional Engineering by Victor Axelrod.
Mastered by Frank at The Cavery, London.


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