Every once in a while even the most ardent rock fans need a break from the daily slog of guitar, bass and drums. My break has come courtesy of Italian maestro Cristiano Crisci who goes by the moniker Clap! Clap! Tayi Bebba is an album as well as an imaginary island. The record takes place all over the island and comes with a map so you know where you are at all times. It’s a good thing too because it’s easy to get lost in the landscapes of field recordings, tribal rhythms, creek crossings, big beats, jungle vibes and trade winds.
Crisci recently did a YouTube session for Hyponik in which he posted 10 videos that influenced him while making the record. It’s a deep dive into worlds far beyond the daily niche grind of indie guitar, bass and drums.