Waitiki 7, more commonly known as W7, are an emerging band out of the Hawaiian Islands who consider themselves to be part of the newer genre of exotica.

I was pleasantly surprised with the ancient yet melodic sound found on the band’s new album, Adventures in Paradise. The songs were reminiscent of a tropical jungle with a hypnotizing blend of animal sounds and instrumental beats.

While some may find this music a nice backdrop for dinner conversation, I found it too chaotic and confused, seemingly without any direction or purpose.

Grade: B

Adventures in Paradise is currently available.