barabara sounds sez:
I used to listen to quite a bit of this kind of music back in the day, at least if it was half good. This wasn't half good, I thought at the time, though now obviously it doesn't have the same sort of impact. A period piece, let's call it, and not that easy to get hold of these days.
The solo debut for Ashley Beedle is a fusion of Afrocentric jazz textures and tribal-disco rhythms with science-fiction mythology gained from equal parts Sun Ra and Juan Atkins. It's perhaps the least danceable album his name has been attached to, though much like the contemporary work of Kirk Degiorgio's As One (the vastly similar Planetary Folklore had been released two months earlier), Future Ju-Ju sees Beedle expanding his stylistic reference points so as to encompass the dancefloor, not leave it behind.