Alfa Mist – Cycles

“Free-flowing jazz improvisation” is not generally a musical description that will get me reaching for the headphones, but there’s a melancholy quality about Alfa Mist’s new album Variations that appeals to me. Cycles itself meanders around pleasantly for less than two minutes with a bassline strongly reminiscent of Echo Beach, so maybe its the 80s nostalgia – rather than any overt jazziness – that’s got me hooked.