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Artist: Chatham County Line
Title Of Album: Wildwood
Release Date: 2010
Label: Yep Roc Records (YEP-2221)
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Length: 45:47 min
Total Size: 294 MB (+5%)
Title: DMC Dance Mixes 184
Label: DMC Records
Style: House, Afrobeat, Dancehall,, Drum n Bass, Electro, UK Garage, Bassline, Latin, Tropical
Release Date: 11-05-2017
Format: CDr, Compilation, Promo
Quality: 320 Kbps/Joint Stereo/44100Hz
Tracks: 16 Tracks
Size: 189 Mb / 01:19:50 Min
Although influenced by Black American funk and soul as well as Jamaican reggae, the music on Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa is strikingly unique, and the collection does an excellent job of capturing the high quality and musical sophistication characteristic of Somalia’s musical community during the ‘70s and ‘80s. These tracks, though, were nearly lost to history. They were originally located in the archive of Radio Hargeisa, the state-run public radio station; when authoritarian ruler Siad Barre, seeking to quash any potential dissent or resistance, bombed the station, a few quick-thinking radio operators hid the archive throughout neighboring countries, knowing that the preservation of musical culture was crucial.
Throughout the assortment of tracks from that archive, provided here by Ostinato Records, shockingly powerful and adept vocals sung in Somali twist and turn through haunting harmonic minor scale frameworks. Nimco Jamaac’s “Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains)” is a soaring mid-tempo rocker with winding synth and string parts running counter to the gorgeous vocal melody. With its slow-rolling blues tempo and chicken-scratch guitar hitting on the on half-note downbeat, Iftiin Band (featuring Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen and Maryan Naasir)’s “Xuduud Ma Leh Xubigaan (This Love Has No Boundaries)” is reminiscent of a psychedelic, East African take on James Brown’s classic “King Heroin.” When Naasir takes over the start of the second verse, her shining soprano cuts through the mix with fire and passion. The majority of the tracks here posses many similar aesthetic characteristics: rickety electric organs, reverb, tape delay-saturated vocals, and the percussion-heavy rhythms of Northeast Africa.
One could characterize the recording aesthetic here as “lo-fi,” but when listening to the songs of love, passion, devotion, and celebration compiled on Sweet As Broken Dates, it is abundantly clear that there is something deeper happening here. The musical choices made on these recordings were both borne out of necessity and are a reflection of the unique tastes and triumphs of Somalia’s musical community—and, by extension, the Somali people. As brilliant as this and similar compilations are, they will not stop the violence or free the Somali people from the cycle of war, poverty, and the aftermath of Western neocolonialism that plagues many nations on the African continent. Despite this grim reality, it is apparent that the salvaging, archiving, and distribution of these recordings is a small, yet incredibly important, part of the work of reconstructing Somalia’s rich and ancient cultural history.
Наверно нет такого человека, которого бы не манили далекие острова, затерянные в безбрежном океане. Где волна лениво накатывает на берег, перекатывая песок, и где в тени пальм, магнолий и олеандров кричат разноцветные попугаи. Там, где когда-то швартовались корабли под флагом Веселого Роджера, сейчас стоят отели экстра-класса. Но стоит чуть отойти в сторону, и еще можно найти старую таверну, стены которой помнят лихие пиратские песни, где еще подают сладковатый ром и седой негр играет на гавайской гитаре.
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Liam O'Flynn (Liam Óg Ó Floinn) Жанр : Celtic, Irish Folk, Irish Tradicional Год выпуска диска : 1993-1998 Страна : 15 April 1945-, Kill, County Kildare, Ireland Аудио кодек : MP3 Тип рипа : tracks Битрейт аудио : 320 kbps Продолжительность : 02:43:22 Albums: 01.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver • Life Is A Story Жанр : Country/Bluegrass Страна : USA (Bristol, TN) Год издания : 2017 Аудиокодек : MP3 Тип рипа : tracks Битрейт аудио : 320 kbps Продолжительность : 00:38:37 Наличие сканов : нет 01.
The Jeremy James Band • I Love You. Whatever. Amen. Жанр : Country Rock Страна : USA Год издания : 2017 Аудиокодек : MP3 Тип рипа : tracks Битрейт аудио : 320 kbps Продолжительность : 00:35:02 Наличие сканов : нет 01.
Artist: Absolute Ensemble, Kristjan Jarvi | Album: Arabian Nights - Live At Town Hall NYC | Released: 2011 | Genre: Jazz, Folk | Country: US | Duration: 01:10:47
Artist: The Beloved | Album: Sweet Harmony: The Very Best Of The Beloved | Released: 2011 | Genre: Electronic, Pop, Synth Pop | Country: UK | Duration: 02:38:59
Artist: Kick.S | Title: キノコトリップ | Year Of Release: 2017 | Label: Self | Genre: Techno, Acid
Artist: Ruven Nunez | Title: Guidance | Year Of Release: 2017 | Label: Ruven Nunez | Genre: New Age, Instrumental, Ambient
With the arrival of vocalist Melane Nkounkolo, Three Fall have grown to four, and opened up new worlds of sound. When they were a trio, their blend of jazz, funk and hip-hop already gave them considerable stylistic range and variety, but in this album, Four, their armoury of possibilities has been expanded and enriched with new elements: soul, reggae and Afrobeat.
Three Fall had been a trio ever since their formation in 2008. Their unusual instrumentation, drums plus two blowing instruments – i.e. not following the convention of having either a bass or a harmony instrument – proved rapidly successful. Their 2011 ACT debut “On a Walkabout” had new instrumental versions of tunes by…
…the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which the Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith has described as the best cover versions he has ever heard. It has now been four years since the release of the subsequent Three Fall album “Realize”. The lads have been travelling the world – just in the year of 2016 they performed in Egypt, Qatar, Japan and South Korea. And then they met Melane….“Ever since we worked with hiphop artist Promoe on one of the tracks on “On a Walkabout”, we had the idea of performing with a singer”, explains trombonist Til Schneider. “When happened to see Melane at a festival, I was blown away immediately. She can sing, dance and rap. Plus she has unbelievable charisma.”
Melane Nkounkolo was born in Germany in 1986. Her parents had moved there from the Congo. Her childhood was shaped by Congolese music, notably the “King of rumba rock” Papa Wemba. “It was only later that I came into contact with other types of music”, says Melane. “So what I could do was to develop my own style, and one which can’t be pinned down or categorized.”
“Four” is also the fourth album by Three Fall. The singer’s velvety and limpid voice stands in contrast with the deliberately rough edges of the band. The forceful sound of the trio – its members alongside Schneider are drummer Sebastian Winne and saxophonist Lutz Streun – persists, but now there is also room for something much more gentle and soft.
After a short intro, the album explodes into life with the funk-crossover track “Medium Rare”. This is the kind of number with which Three Fall & Melane could get any crowd rock festival swaying along to – and even without using an electric guitar. The tuneful “Tata Na Lola” has a line from Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds“ dropped in at the end, sung in Melane’s natve language Lingala. The title of the track means “Father in Heaven”, and in this song Melane deals with the subject of her late father. “What this is about”, she says, “is that our life her on earth isn’t the end. Some day we are going to see each other again. The song was a source of strength for me, because I believe that our loved ones only cease to exist when we stop talking about them, thinking about them…and singing about them.”
In “Elevation of Love” the band has covered a classic song of the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Three Fall’s version of this brings out the group’s powerfully lyrical side. “Thank You” is a laid-back soul number propelled by its R&B feel, while “Silver & Gold”, infused with reggae and dub, opens up some very differet facets of the quartet. And then there is the most remarkable track on the album: Three Fall & Melane have transformed Ace of Base’s pop hit “All That She Wants” from 1992 into an out-of-this world Afro-soul spectacular. The mood shifts in the chorus, when foot-tapping reggae grooves send the song in the direction of the dance floor. It’s an unforgettable version which is bound to lift spirits at many a late summer party.
On “People” things get more political. Melane takes a stance on the refugee issue, reflections which are conditioned by her personal experience: her brother had to flee during the civil war, but was also deported from Germany. “It is a symbolic song which represents the fates of many people. Nobody leaves their home country voluntarily, and I know many people to whom similar things happened. Writing songs is always also a safety valve, a means by which I can talk about issues such as racism which are everywhere in society.”
(Editions Mego, 2017)
New Guitar Old Hat Knew Blues
Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa
(Ostinato Records, 2017)