After eight years of adventures through the Saharan deserts, with "Tribal Fires" The Madeira have gone Sub-Saharan, into the dark and mysterious depths of central African jungles. It's a journey that finds the band exploring new sounds with a highly diverse album, ranging from the most aggressive to the most melodic songs (including a tribute to The Shadows) the band has ever done - and everything in between. There are 13 songs in total, of which two are covers: an original arrangement of Ernesto Lecuona's "Jungle Drums," and the Atlantics' "Giant". This is the band's third full-length CD, following their epic 'Sandstorm' and 'Carpe Noctem' CD releases. If you are a fan of energetic, melodic surf and instrumental rock n' roll, or the mellower, melodic sounds of exotica, this is a disc that's sure to please. Recommended for fans of The Shadows, The Atlantics, Dick Dale, and Madeira lead guitarist Ivan Pongracic's former band, The Space Cossacks.