Straight-up fusion here. You’ve got to be in the mood, but presuming you are, this record rewards your thirst for mind-twisting syncopation, ridiculous unison lines, odd meters, and angular harmony. Etienne M’Bappe is absolutely burning, often favoring fretless and deftly tackling the music’s abundant challenges. There’s much to digest on To The One, but it’s time well spent. Pick a bar, and get to transcribing!