Like most modern artists Penya are group which are difficult to pinpoint to a particular genre, but they’re percussion driven, electronic quartet led by producer and multi-instrumentalist Magnus PI. Whose most recent EP; Super Liminal has been receiving some rave reviews from various publications; like Stamp the Wax, Boiler Room, and Brownswood founder Gilles Peterson. The various versions of Acclere from their previous EP, had an infectious, high energy displaying Latin influences in not just the vocals, but also the heavy percussions and vibrant guitar giving the track a cosmic warmth.
Super liminal (released through On The Corner Records) seems to culminate their percussive wanderings through Cuba, turkey, Morocco, Tanzania, India, Peru which they describe to have driven their alternative tribal afro-Latin rhythms. There’s a perfect balance of dancefloor workers with fantastic tribal energy, as shown in tracks like ‘Search It Out‘ and ‘Karachi’, and cosmic Afro-Latin inspired sounds. Tracks such as ‘Cham bomb’, ‘Beat your Demon’ and ‘Lysesa’ seemingly take you through a cosmic tranquil journey of Penya’s experiences and influences, those three tracks especially, are contemplative and peaceful. There’s something incredibly enriching about this album which is very difficult to describe in words. Every track sounds organic and unique in their own right but still congeal together under similar influences which help form Penya’s sound.