London based leader of bands such as Brass Mask, Ma.; Co-Leader of Fofoulah, Vyamanikal (with Kit Downes), Dice Factory and Outhouse; Red Snapper and Loop Collective member releases first solo EP of studio explorations - mapping paths between Saxophone, found sounds, FM soundscapes and off-grid melodic temperament.
Don't Overthink It treads along the line of venturing into the avant-garde, but before it does it shows some semblance of restraint and relatability. It is a difficult album to explain for it possesses a kind of monotone nature, similar to Dave McDonnell's The Dragon and the Griffin - though still a different kind of album. This is more... mysterious. Christopher Moklebust
Whatever you do; do not miss an opportunity to see Vula Viel live. They bring a warm energy with them that elevates their compositions in a live setting to an entirely different level, bringing a loving, invigorating and spiritual vibe to the performance. A fresh new twist on Afro jazz from the heart. Nemo Halperin