Andre Denis and Albert Bongu both echo the sounds of palm-wine brought to the Belgian Congo by the coastmen. The sweet vocal harmonies of Vincent Kuli's track were learned, perhaps, in a mission church. Rene Mbu's nimble, likembe-like guitar plucking shines on "Boma Limbala," and is Laurent Lomande using a banjo as a backdrop to "Elisa?
Sound restoration done at Abbey Road. Each suite has its own flavor. Interpretation varies according to the different schools and singers, who evoke three separate aspects of existence in love poems, bacchic songs and poems about nature. These may be used alternately, but they all express a single emotion: yearning for the beloved.
Haffar's musical and vocal skills blend introspection and sensuality and these three albums confirm him to be a master of the genre. Soundway presents the second volume in their Panama! Panama is one of the world's great crossroads -- a bridge between North and South America, and home to the great canal that links the Caribbean and the Pacific.
The canal A Raindance In Traffic - The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation (Vinyl was built by a huge workforce from all over the Caribbean and South America, each nationality bringing a taste of their culture and music to make up the hugely diverse nation that exists today. After soaking up the varied influences of Panama's diverse population, the dancefloors and bars spat out a heady mix that took in the raw vallenato of neighboring Colombia, the soul and funk of America, the calypso of Trinidad and the son and rumba of Cuba, all combined and re-styled in a uniquely Panamanian fashion, making Panama a central spoke in the wheel of Caribbean music.
Writer and compiler Roberto Ernesto Gyemant travelled throughout the country in search of elusive records and reclusive musicians, tracking down hopeful tips and half-remembered names and addresses. Two years of digging through dusty warehouses and old radio stations in search of crackly records and dusty photos led to an exhaustive look at the musical culture of this fascinating country.
Listen to the heavy tamborito rhythm of Los Silvertones and you'll hear where the instantly-recognizable, syncopated beat of modern-day reggaeton was born.
Check the countrified re-versioning of Willie Colon's classic "La Murga" -- a perfect riposte to those that think Latin music begins and ends with Shakira. Sure to be one of the sure-fire summer soundtracks of the year!
Featuring songwriting and vocal help from Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa flows effortlessly between shredding psychedelia and smooth bossa nova. An essential record for anyone that appreciates the far reaches of Brazilian popular music.
Their output, both in quantity and quality, was astonishing. During several trips to Benin, label-head Samy Ben Redjeb managed to collect roughly songs which Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou had recorded between and With so much material to choose from, he decided to split it into Volume 1 and 2. While Volume 2 will be material the band recorded under an exclusive contract with the label Albarika Store, the band also "secretly" recorded with an array of smaller labels based around Cotonou, Benin's largest city, and the capital city of Porto Novo.
It is those tracks all officially licensed that are presented here on Volume One. The producers of those labels were genuine music enthusiasts, some of them ran these labels as a part-time occupation, with very limited budgets.
They couldn't afford high-quality recordings -- all they had to work with was a Nagra a Swiss made reel-to-reel recorder and a sound engineer -- courtesy of the national radio station. These sessions were recorded in private homes using just one or two microphones. The cultural and spiritual riches of traditional Beninese music had an immense impact on the sound of Benin's modern music.
Benin is the birthplace of Vodun also Vodoun, or, as it is known in the West, Voodooa religion which involves the worship of some sacred divinities. The rituals used to pay tributes to those divinities are always backed by music. The majority of the complex poly-rhythms of the Vodun are still more or less secret and difficult to decipher, even for an accomplished musician.
Two Vodun rhythms dominate the music of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Sato, an amazing, energetic rhythm performed using an immense vertical drum, and Sakpata, a rhythm dedicated to the divinity who protects people from smallpox. Both rhythms are represented here mixed in with funk, soul, crazy organ sounds and psychedelic guitar riffs. Double LP gatefold version. More nightclubs, bars, spots and dancefloors than any place along the coast from Dakar all the way to Kinshasa.
Nigeria Disco Funk Special is an amazing collection of heavy dancefloor grooves from urban Lagos in the '70s -- hot and driving slices of funk, disco and boogie that show just how vibrant the music scene was in one of West Africa's most populous and culturally diverse cities. In the '70s, it wasn't just James Brown who influenced the musicians playing in the nightspots of Lagos -- the loose-structured and elongated jams that he was pioneering in America had been a part of Nigerian music much longer than that.
This album is the sound of Cuban-heeled and micro-minied Lagos youth soaking up the sound of the American discotheque and putting their own inimitable twist on the proceedings. Adolf Aonotu. Double LP version, deluxe gatefold sleeve. Nigeria Rock Special shines a light on the flipside of the well-documented sounds of highlife and Afrobeat coming out of Nigeria in the s -- young bands caught up in the wave of psychedelic and progressive rock that was A Raindance In Traffic - The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation (Vinyl Europe and the States in the late '60s and early '70s.
As time goes by, the many layers of musical output that formed around the world throughout the s and '70s continues to be peeled back to reveal many welcome surprises. The explosion of rock n' roll that erupted out of the USA in the '50s fanned out around the globe from its epicenter and by the mids, kids all over the world were picking up guitars and checking themselves in mirrors.
Nigeria was no exception. Spurred on by Cream drummer Ginger Baker's visits to Lagos and his band Airforce featuring many Nigerian musiciansthe sound of fuzzed-out rock reverberated around the universities and nightspots of Lagos and Ibadan.
The craze that followed hit the youth and student population of Nigeria hard -- mixing fuzz guitar and heavy African rhythms with elements of Led Zeppelin, Traffic and The Chambers Brothers. Fifteen of the best cuts from the scene are available here for the first time in 30 years. CD water, usa Crucial and historical and revolutionary, and you can dance to it. Available on CD in the U.
Featuring Mapfumo's incendiary guitar playing and lyrics of struggle, sung in his native Shona language, this is political dance music that rivals the work of another African legend, Nigerian Fela Kuti. The blind Kansas native showcases his talent for the minimal and avant-garde here, with compositions driven by percussion and Japanese-inspired melodies, complimented by street sounds, recitations and animal noises.
Bizarre even for today's standards, it's a wonder this was released over a half-century ago. A brilliant debut. Perhaps the least accessible of his early releases, this album is made up of percussive jams, usually on instruments of his own creation, street sounds, poetry and Far East melodies, despite opening with a swinging number that is, oddly, the most bizarre thing on the album. Another classic from Moondog reissued with its original Andy Warhol artwork.
Through Basic Channel and Rhythm And Sound -- his collaborations with Mark Ernestus -- Moritz von Oswald first of all conjured from thin air -- then comprehensively mapped out -- the grounds of a deep exchange between real-deal Jamaican dub and classic, Detroit-style techno. The duo's accomplishment and influence are immense. The repercussions of their work within electronic dance music have been incalculable. Though a departure, Vertical Ascent retraces various signatures of the earlier styles -- the fastidious density of sound, the massive bass and detailed upper registers "a frequency massage," Ricardo Villalobos has called the albumthe stripped, stepping repetitiousness, the seriousness.
The striking differences stem from the qualities of live performance the driving, clattering percussion in particular, and the loose, improvisatory approachthe exploded palette of sounds, including a trace of steel drums, something like a cuica -- and of course, most of all -- the fresh line-up.
Vladislav Delay is a drummer and electronic musician from Finland -- like von Oswald, trained in classical percussion while the third member studied classical piano for 20 years -- who released a landmark album on Basic Channel's Chain Reaction imprint, before working with a diversity of artists under pseudonyms like Luomo and Sistolfrom Massive Attack to the Scissor Sisters. On Vertical Ascent, he plays home-made metal percussion.
Behind the scenes, his work has ranged between Tresor and Can's Spoon Records. On Vertical Ascent, he plays synthesizers, alongside von Oswald, who also contributes Fender Rhodes and additional percussion. Following the astonishingly bleak tone of the first LP, the musical elements are almost catatonic. The meditative, steady music forms a dark backdrop for some of Jandek's more vivid and poetic lyrical thoughts. Universal doom, loner dirges and sea-themed ruminations are all present.
This is far and away the core of what was to come, in it's most succinct and coincidentally most haunted form. This album was also the first to incorporate an image of Jandek on the cover, both giving a face to the sounds and hinting at what would become a prolific series of incredible, disturbed albums. Vinyl for this album has been unavailable since the initial pressing ran out, and has been sought ravenously by collectors ever since.
Working in direct collaboration with Corwood Industries, we're thrilled to offer this exact repress, heavyweight-vinyl edition. An astonishingly ghostly album, unlike anything else and also unique to this particular phase in Jandek's evolution, "Six And Six" is a crucial piece of the puzzle that we can only hope never gets solved completely.
This 12" is a warm combination of healthy and mellow yet solid beats combined with rough, shredded guitars. You'll be hearing round edges as much as square, bubbled sounds and psychedelic synths traveling through out both tracks. Tobias Freund was responsible for the production and the additional analog mixdown treatments. All in all, a record that follows the idea of Non Standard Productions. Three amazing raw and unpolished Chicago tracks.
Shake the House is a magic track that has been recorded on an old analogue tape recorder hence the noise. Stereotype acid that sounds like a early state jam or A Guy called Gerald. Two tracks that are essential for everyone enjoying old Joe Lewis and Fingers Inc releases.
Crazy low-fi tracks that are just a lot of fun! We couldn't stop playing this in the office But it was worth the wait. Alone Together is a massive electro wave track that is just big and bombastic and has so much power! A great track A Raindance In Traffic - The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation (Vinyl a euphoric feeling!!
This track got all hands in the air during his recent live shows!. Nicole Kuperus of Adult. Agressive rocking tracks that throw out al anger and A Raindance In Traffic - The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation (Vinyl.
A perfect start for the new clone west coast series! The emotional blow was only matched by the brightness of this original and magnificent discovery. The Ethiopiques series directed by Francis Falcetto and edited by Buda Musique provides a comprehensive landscape of this subtle musical universe where local and western cultures do magnify each other. An unequalled soul funk signature until today. Magma vein jazz-rock Salmieri, J. Top, E. Hopper, P. Celt pop Francois Cahen, Yochko Seffer Zero to infinity Live 2 infinitea Mozart, Brahms, Schumann Magma, Troll, Paganotti, Y.
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They succeeded in that. But the Licensed To Ill formula was not built to last. You can only play the teenage rebels for so long. Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun. B-Boy Bouillabaisse:. Get on the Mic c. Stop That Train d. A Year and a Day e. Hello Brooklyn f. Dropping Names g. Lay It on Me h. Mike on the Mic i. It has been compiled through internet collaboration since aboutit stands to document the samples and references included on the album. For further info on all the tracks, including b-sides go to the above website.
There isn't a great deal of early unreleased music by Duluth band, Low in circulation currently. I recently came across a few old CDr's with some of my recordings from around 20 years ago.
I did have the complete session at one time and thought it was lost for good. Until I read an article that said it was possible to recover recordings accidentally erased from minidisc.
I might be able to recover some of those recordings - a task I will leave for the winter months. The second Peel session is available on a superb FM recording that was originally shared some years ago on the Dime torrent site and no longer available there.
I have included it with my one and a half Peel sessions and added the 3 tracks from the ATP appearance inthat was also included on my CDr. I haven't seen lossless versions of the other three sessions in circulation, so this is the best available currently.
If you are unfamiliar with the band I can recommend the three albums that appeared around the time of these sessions:. Trust The Great Destroyer LOW - Peel Session 2 1. Sunflower 2. Dinosaur Act 3. I Remember 4. Don't Carry It All 5. John Prine 6. In Metal 7. Closer 8. Venus 9. LOW - Peel Session 3 Last Snowstorm Of The Year Canada Lil' Argument With Myself Starfire Fearless La La This Buzzcocks session was a promotional radio appearance to publicise their self-titled seventh studio album.
Seven tracks were recorded LP) split over the two programmes. The session was one of my final recordings before a fourteen-year break. The programme was broadcast every Thursday from 12 midnight to 2am. Lester Sands Nature Communications 6 Anderson, S. G, Twahir, H. Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis and host RNA expression in Africa. New England Journal of Medicine Martineau, A.
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