German quintet Onom Agemo And The Disco Jumpers continue to evolve, straying ever further from the instrumental band they still were on 'Cranes And Carpets', their 2015 debut album. 'Magic Polaroid' was recorded in just three days at the Berlin Butterama Studio of Daniel Nentwig and Sebastian Maschat. The cover image of the album, artwork by Nicholas Henderson, is of course a reflection on album title 'Magic Polaroid', but is also a nod to the kaleidoscope of genres the band manages to weave together into a conjuring blend. In opener 'Trumpets Of Denmark', Natalie Greffel's screaming vocals almost sound like a political manifesto. For the psychedelic 'Bonne Trance' the band was clearly inspired by the Maghrebian gnawa tradition, including krakebs (thanks to guest percussionist Maria Schneider), while in 'Welcome Eko' clear echoes from the Indonesian gamelan tradition can be heard. 'Broken Silences' opens very fragilely, but evolves into a kind of Brazilian Afro-jazz in which especially keyboardist Jörg Hochapfel and saxophonist Johannes Schleiermacher can fully indulge themselves. On 'Magic Polaroid', Onom Agemo And The Disco Jumpers certainly sound even more freaky than they did on its predecessors, but this remains fascinating music none the less.