Seattle trio Afrocop continue to pump out the sonic coolness. This version of "Mantis Revolver" comes from a live performance at Nectar in May. It's a brooding beauty of spectral jazz funk, reinforcing my belief that Afrocop are one of Seattle's most engrossing and subliminally psychedelic bands.
Afrocop—keyboardist Noel Brass Jr., bassist Carlos Tulloss, and drummer Andy Sells—also have another strong new track, "Capsule Reveal," in a more subdued vein. It sounds like Keith Jarrett or Chick Corea getting devotionally and idiosyncratically soulful during their stints with Miles Davis.