A London-based quintet that conjures a passionate, introspective, and powerful sound. It draws on their shared love of electronica and jazz. Led by saxophonist/clarinetist Adrien Cau and drummer/producer Benoit Parmentier, their influences range from Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Portico Quartet and Snarky Puppy. This band is definitely worth your attention, with a debut album due soon. The band’s tracks combine whirling synths and warm saxophones, as well as a percussive blend of electronic samples and real drums. It is a kind of ambient electronic Jazz similar to that of Floating points and many of Gondwana’s affiliates. Kinkajous’ unique instrumental timbres as well as the expressive melodic lines make them one of the most interesting and original Jazz ensembles. from

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