Primordial Passage

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"It's not often these days that a record label takes a chance in releasing music by a little known artist. Orders are gained mainly through profile alone rather than musical content. When this demo turned up it was obvious from the beginning that this was something entirely different from the usual run of the mill house and techno. It is also something very special and well worth taking a chance on. Chicago based Robert Grillo has recorded on the little known Black Zone records out of Italy and not much else. However, after speaking to other U.S producers it is obvious that he is well revered and respected as a musician and a producer on the Chicago scene. He can only be described as up and coming. This his first album is a collaboration with the Polish jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik and a host of hugely talented musicians. Grazyna has already released two solo albums and has worked with some of the current great names in jazz -- Michal Urbaniak, Urszula Dudziak and Bobby Enriquez to name but a few. His influences range from early primeval sounds to Herbie Hancock with the kind of Afro Cuban beats that you might hear on a Santana or Fela Kuti record. The standard of the musicianship is exemplary, the production carefully crafted and sublime. Underground Evolution may be a new name but to those who can find it this will be a buried treasure in many people's collections for years to come."