Diggin’ This: СОЮЗ – “Beige Days (Бежевые дни)” (Mr Bongo Records)
Magnificent MPB from Minsk.
I am stunned by the musical expertise on display here.
Led by Alex Chumak and featuring Mikita Arlou and drummer Anton Nemahai, Belarus collective СОЮЗ (pronouced “soyuz” and translated as “union”) have crafted a strong contender for one of my top albums of 2022 that deftly pays homage to 70s Música Popular Brasileira, my favorite song of which is the energetic and flute-driven “Beige Days (Бежевые дни).”
Watch out for that fiery guitar solo.
СОЮЗ – “Beige Days (Бежевые дни)”
“Beige Days (Бежевые дни)” is taken from the group’s new album, Force of the Wind (Сила ветра), which also features Kate NV and DanDigs.com favorite, Sessa. It’s out now via the esteemed Mr Bongo Records.
Pre-order it here.
Check out more music from Belarus here
hear more of my favorite tracks from Sessa here
listen to more of my favorite releases from the Mr Bongo label here
listen to the tracks I’m very into right now on my 2022 Essentials playlist here.