HERE LIES MAN
What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? In short, that’s the underlying vibe to the self-titled debut by HERE LIES MAN. The L.A.-based quintet was founded and conceptualised by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas, bringing his erudite experience of West African rhythms and music to the more riff-based foundations of heavy rock.
The results are an incredibly catchy and refreshing twist on classic forms, without sounding forced and trite like some sort of mash-up attempt. Here Lies Man merges and expands musical traditions organically, utilising the talents of drummer Geoff Mann (son of jazz musician Herbie Mann) and a host of skilled musicians to make Garcia’s vision a reality. And that result is the brilliant, hazy, psychedelic, hook-laden eight-song masterwork ‘Here Lies Man’, released by RidingEasy Records.