Eric Brouta

Zouk Connection

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A particularly strong release from one of Henri Debs stable of new stars of the 1990s. The percussion here is thick and multi-layered, although mostly synthetic. The song writing is creative and varied with no staleness. The zouk love tracks swing with persistent Antillean sensuality. "Machine a Lanmou" drips with caramel-laced zouk love, and its tempo is a musical incarnation of languid tropical nights. Eric Brouta is one of the zouk masters of this tempo's beguiling simplicity. The up-tempo tracks also cook in another dimension. The syncopated percussion underpinning is always unpredictable and fresh. The guitar licks, keyboard work ,and blaring horns all add up to zouk with an edge. During this period, Eric Brouta seemed to gain momentum with each release. Recommended.