For fans of Rangda, Sun City Girls, Group Doueh, Albert Ayler, John Zorn, Thee Oh Sees, Mdou Moctar, Ethiopiques series. Features current and former members of NYMPH, Dark Meat, Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band and Arthur Doyle’s New Quiet Screamers. Flowers of The Water features former Oh Sees vocalist Brigid Dawson on vocals. Brooklyn ensemble Sunwatchers return with the incendiary follow up to their 2016 eponymous debut, the appropriately titled II. The quartet continues to defy adequate description, incorporating elements of free jazz, psychedelia, punk, Ethiopian and Thai music and funk into a dizzy, invigorating sound. II kicks off with the click of sticks and launches into Nosebeers, a righteous burner that writhes and squawks with heady desert vibes and white hot saxophone, sounding not unlike something akin to Group Doueh jamming with John Zorn. The Hot Eye is next, and the band doesn’t let up revving up an anxious marching beat into a raging squall that ebbs and flows with tidal waves of horn and guitar. The band has more in store for listeners, easing into the third track There Are Weapons You Can Bring To School. With it ’s contemplative tone,the song sets a mood for the album, righteous, socially conscious messaging, no more evident than the message embriodered onto the tapestry that graces the front cover artwork.