A powerful self-released debut from South London jazz funk quartet The Expansions. Apparently the dramatic, almost Mancini-like "Aubergine's Escape" tells the tale of a mistreated missus who's on the hot shoe shuffle from her nasty fella. This concept being the case, the crazed drum crescendo is definitely the moment when she crosses the state border and disappears forever. "Mess Up Your Mind", meanwhile, is a deft homage to San Fran psych-funk band Aura. Fuzzy, freaky and oozing raw funk, it's a fantastic jam that sports some of the craziest keys and sturdiest drumming we've heard in a long time. Expand your mind, the rest will follow. White vinyl w/ pic sleeve.