"Vol.2" is the second part of Aphro's "Voodoo Music", a soundtrack for a nonexistent movie. The question is: now that we have the music, what would the movie be like? We could say that it would be a mix between "Vampyros Lesbos", "Arabian Nights", "Solaris" and "Treasure Island". Hypnotic, exotic, spatial and sexually suggestive content is definitely present throughout the album. It must also be said that this imaginary film would be shot in the 70s.
Tribal infused rhythms, easy listening and seminal drum machines blended with old reggae, Turkish, Latin or soul samples. On top of all that, his Korg draws addictive psychedelic tunes with a hint of Middle Eastern smoke. He switches the more clean production of his previous work for a lo-fi aesthetic that maximizes his use of field recordings and crackling vinyl textures.
The tracks never go anywhere, like some of the most interesting movies, and that's something that is deliberately sought. Beneath its calm surface, "Voodoo Music Vol. 2" contains layers of playful and unresolved melodies and loops that ask for heavy rotation listening.
There is a constant feeling of déjà vu...you think you heard this before...but maybe not all at once, not all together.