Rocket Juice & The Moon is the new project from Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers). Obviously with Albarn as the sun-like central attraction, like his Gorillaz outfit, there are always a plethora of guests will to help out. On this second 10\ we get three of the deepest, freshest instrumentals from the imminent album - featuring the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on the opener \ Leave-Taking\ . The HBE add their customary bold brass to Tony Allen\ s funky Afro rhythms, Flea\ s super-fluid bass and Malian Cheick Tidiane Seck doing some cosmic synth work. With its repetitive chant and loose-limbed, percussive, funky grooves, \ 1-2-3-4-5-6\ has a touch of the punk-funk about it - until the killer jazz-funk fusion Moog swings by! Lastly we have the crazy \ Forward Sweep\ - more Afro-funk, more sleazy synths! Sound-wise, this is doubly lethal, as alive and present as vinyl gets: mixed by Mark Ernestus, mastered and cut at D&M, manufactured at Pallas.