Jimi Tenor: Venera EP
Warp Records, WAP 109, 1998

Jimi Tenor bears his soul again on the Venera E.P. The cosmic funk displayed in 'Door To Paradise' should be a clear indication to prepare your palette for a mystical journey into the acoustically uncharted void. Trickling effects rain down over a strongly arranged composition of off kilter funk.

The full effect of the Venera E.P. drops when Jimi hits the sax on the phrenetic 'Tiger Shark', Which is an exercise in fusion, with Jimi's distinctive signature stylings.

Lush, complex and at times evasive of definition, the Venera E.P. is a mysterious voyage with Jimi at the helm.

Juan C. Gaviria