The year and decade came to an end in far finer shape than it had any right to be, not because some new genre of pop music defined the decade, but because a startling number of new artists established themselves, both within and the decade previous. Reunited bands from a wealth of previous decades were all the rage, but special albums live, compilations, etc.
Musicians no longer need to stick to genres, to predictable rhythms, even to identifiable melodies! The album as a to minute vehicle for making an artistic statement was as alive as ever, but the physical instantiation of that album was in strange shape. All signs pointed to the death of the CD from larger manufacturers within , but what proved even stranger was the apparent desire of major labels to fail to ship any form of physical product, even though they were well aware of the global vinyl fetish.
Hard to remember a year-end list this long and grim. You could call this her pinnacle, but I thought the last album was. Never underestimate Lana Del Rey. Bis, Slight Disconnects — Could a Glasgow teen bubblegum-punk band still find relevance in their mids?
Oh yes. Jesca Hoop, Stonechild — A masterpiece from a woman who makes masterpieces look easy. Sturgill Simpson, Sound and Fury — If you thought the duty of a good musical artist was to frighten and surprise, Simpson sure has gone beyond his original goal of bringing psychedelia to country music.
Bring on the noise. A true avant-classic. Maggie Rogers, Heard it in a Past Life — Her media overexposure caused some to dismiss her as a lightweight hippie queen, but this album actually was very good. Giddens leads a group of four traditionalist women, taking first place in our Specials section, and releases this impressive solo album as well, with unusual input from Francesco Turrisi. The Who, Who — Whaaaat?! Townshend and Daltrey are relevant again?
Well, that was an unexpected year-end bonus. Son Volt, Union — Wow, did Jay Farrar get political and poetical after the disappointment of the last album. Big Thief, Two Hands — How many folk-rockers are audacious enough to release two albums this good in one year? Angel Olsen, All Mirrors — I admit to being worried about Olsen adding strings to this one, but she can go big and go audacious and make everything all right.
Cate Le Bon, Reward — Wow, what interesting songwriting directions she is heading in. Somehow this is her most mainstream work, but makes no compromises. Jenny Lewis, Hold the Line — The sizzling redhead chanteuse looks back on life from early middle age, and provides us with stunning observations.
Jamila Woods, Legacy! Jenny Hval, The Practice of Love — Hval achieves the optimal balance of experimentalism and passion in a truly exceptional album. Guided by Voices, Zeppelin Over China. Eilen Jewell, Gypsy — Jewell leaps from rockabilly and blues to a first-rate songwriter worth repeated listens.
Caroline Polachek, Pang — Wow, what an intriguing solo work from the former lead singer of Chairlift. The Comet is Coming, Afterlife — Could we classify these two albums as a unified single work? Not sure, but the Impulse! Label wants to call this British ensemble the future of free jazz. Taylor Swift, Lover — Maybe a bit fluffy in places, but she functions best in a sparkly pop environment, and this is so much better than the ill-conceived Reputation. Nick Cave, Ghosteen — This is supposed to be the culmination of the trilogy involving the death of his son, but over two discs, Nick gets a little too overstated compared to The Skeleton Tree.
Still, a powerful work. Bill Callahan, Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest — Callahan has a vast body of work under his own name and smog , but here he proves that connubial bliss and a righteous life well-lived can lead to great songs, too.
Relevant, political, and vastly underappreciated. Campfire Flies, Sparks Like Little Stars — An intriguing high-harmony folk supergroup of sorts, with rough edges that serve to enhance the effort.
This works. Heather Maloney, Soil in the Sky — Not quite as earth-shattering as her last EP, but any time Heather enters the studio is cause for celebration. Beth Bombara, Evergreen — Thanks to Wendy at Conqueroo for turning me on to a Grand Rapids native with an incredible portfolio of work.
Tindersticks, No Treasure But Hope — A more jazzy, vibraphone-and-piano type of album for Stuart and the morose gang, and like the title implies, some glimmers of hope in the lyrics. Bat for Lashes, Lost Girls — A sci-fi experimental album for Natasha, though maybe not as arresting as her last two. Rosali, Trouble Anyway — Some deep and complex rock from this Philadelphia singer-songwriter.
Cool stuff. Southern Avenue, Keep On — Good to see some chunky blues-tinged rock bands this good. Behavior, Spirits and Embellishments — One of L. A work of minimalist beauty. Alexander Chulkov and his friends know how to listen to this environmental noise, and while listening, they structurize it, turning it into music.
And the vocals by Alla Megaoma add up the ethnic beauty and spontaneity to this recording. Such techniques of combination of the folklore singing and ambient noise were already used in the past on such albums as "Types of Arkhangelsk Region" and "Silence " , here they are technically refined to the logical perfection. Favourite piece is "The Return Vozvrascheniye " with sounds of forest and singing birds - just perfect!
The music is notable for its tense and unpredictable shifts and turns, as well as its detailed sampling of saxophone and percussion. Seemingly improvised jazz recordings are in fact hand written and then digitally stitched together from single hit samples which have been edited individually for pitch, length, and timbre.
Piano and bass, however, are performed live. Recorded solely on analog equipment without the use of computers, Enceladus is a deeply mesmerizing and hypnotic excursion best played on headphones or in solitude for maximum effect. Splendor Solis from Arkhangelsk, Russia have intrigued the world participing on a "Ruthenia: From West to East" compilation with their promising track "Contritum". And now the monumental construction of their second long-play album is finally completed.
Besides, the overall musical style of the project undergoes significant changes. Chill and all-devouring electronic soundscapes of the first albums give way to dreamlike acoustic moods. A new album is created upon the basis of classic sound of European neo-folk music and the unique melodism of Stillife.
Chernoe Solntse A. Slow, thick, a bit delusionsl Three tracks from Strup last 26 minutes mostly occupied by the first track "There is a higher intelligence!!!
This is more noisy material, not really harsh noise, rather more contemplative and detached stuff. The split is dedicated to the famous Soviet serial killer Andrey Chikatilo The interplay is perfectly conceptualized and executed… immense, lightless ambience with piercing slivers of beauty and serenity breaking through dense clouds of swirling dust and monoliths of blackened synth hum.
What has stayed constant is the massive scale in which Terra Sancta operates. This is at once majestic and panoramic, yet desolate and abyssal, drifting in varied and continuous shades of desert and earthen colors, the track titles revealing the nature of the sounds: Empire of Ashes From the opening moments, what immediately strikes you is that this probably isn't what you thought it was going to be, given the history of both acts.
Sure, there are a good deal of passages of volatility and focused intensity as you might expect, but they are complimented by an equal amount of passages of hallucinatory ambience and cold, serene atmospherics. It's this very dichotomy that makes this such a masterful recording, and listening to it one sitting becomes almost mandatory just to wrap your head around the mind fuckery that unravels over its 7 tracks, as celestial drift and horizon filling textures collide with sudden eruptions of militantly hostile vocals, machine clatter, blistering frequency pulsations and writhing distortion.
The title track is clearly the centerpiece here Hubrizine clearly takes heavy electronics in a direction where few have dared go, and few will ever match. In fold out presentation folder with artwork by Andre Coelho Sektor Quite abstract musical compositions made from the pieces of orchestra music, all sorts of samples and found sounds and acoustic instruments pipes, mouth harp , and a detached female voice reciting gloomy existential poetry in Russian language.
With Between the Horizon and the Abyss just being their first full length recording in over 15 years, Yen Pox will never be accused of being prolific. After all, with the two members spread out between Indiana and Washington State, creating new material doesn't exactly lend itself to convenience. And yet throughout its entirety, Between the Horizon and the Abyss is remarkably polished and fluid.
While this technically falls under the banner of dark ambient, what Yen Pox has managed to create goes far beyond genre specifications and boundaries, crafting a new benchmark and adding a high water mark to an already stellar discography.
The compilation has united the cream of Russian Neo-Folk - 18 projects provided exclusive tracks, as well as historical rarities, also never released before. The participants feature both well-known stars and completely new bands and artists with their first publications. And it is difficult to say why. May be thanks to the romantic, tragic and the beauty of the music that are very appreciated by Russians and may be thanks to the disposition of the people who formed such style to the experiments and unavailability to understanding of their music:.
But we could say with the assurance that being such popular this style of the music is elite in some way. At the very beginning of the genre foundation almost all bands had it's own face and style. But in the course of time there were more and more imitators and it's find really difficult to find something that could draw attention. This compilation includes the most interesting to our opinion representatives of these genres on the modern scene. Ufa Muzak in cooperation with Anenerbe Music Club presents to all fans of epic, conceptual and electronic music this 2-CD album with a collection of tracks from bands from all around the world, dedicated to the film by Sergey Eisenstein "Ivan The Terrible" Over minutes of the most varied and interesting sonic palette present the contemporary soundtrack to the motion picture which is a milestone in historical cinema.
Big and complex work which was never entirely finished being shot during the World War II, 2nd part released many years after the first one, 3rd part remained only in screenplay, preliminary sketches and notes , containing mystical prophetic motives of the tragic role of the country at the crossroads of world history, offering most violent physical and moral ordeals.
The very image of Ivan IV The Terrible, ruling Russia during 50 years in uneasy times, is very ambiguous and open for research, and at the same time it is a historical symbol of those times, inspiring not only science workers, but also artists to create works in honour of his name. Having this monumental picture created by the genious director, now the musicians make no less painstaking work to express the breath of those dark times, soaked in dissension, wars, tyranny, oprichnina and constant civil strifes.
The Word and the Deed. This is the special "Slatebox" edition limited to 50 numbered copies. The box consists of two slates 20x20cm and two felt sheets glued on the slates. There is a metal band on the back and the front, the band on the back is left blank, the band on the front shows the "ZugZwang IV" label cut out with laser. Includes a 4-page booklet, the english flyer for the festival and a sticker.
The new album shows a further development — the magical mixture continues: Mrs. Fragile ghostly melodies, with weeping pad sounds together in tried and tested partnership, powered by driving bass figures and thrashing rhythms that strike sparks of divine light through the comfortless darkness of the present European Condition.
Let your soul be illuminated from this shining jewel of timeless Synthesiser music, and thus experience — The World In Devotion. Second unlimited edition, black vinyl, sturdy cardboard cover, standard white inner sleeve. Too much Internet in our lives, we have to do more walking in the streets, more rafting on the rivers, more repairs in Tulas, more journeys on rafts, shoot more films about journeys and rafts, sing songs about rafts, well, you got it Rec, sr, ltd. Rec proudly presents a new release produced in collaboration with "Open Readings".
We and our friends who organized this project are concerned with negative trends which are taking shape in modern culture during last years.
Barbarization of content, devaluation of moral and spiritual values and denial of cultural archetypes raise the main uneasy. We couldn't keep aloof and decided to focus on strengthening the role of cultural and educational activity. It resulted in the produced cassette where you can listen to the works of the best classical writers of the Silver Age performed by leading artists of the theater and cinema to the accompaniment of the talented contemporary musicians.
Edition of Material repeats on both sides. Petersburg-based label La Notte Di Architetto - minimal dark lo-fi techno at it's best! From a musical point of view this is probably the most complex and certainly the most rhythmic work of the duo which opens a new chapter in its history As when a match boosts energy to let reagents gain ability to cross the threshold, and continue to roll freely and independently The listener is taken from a thicket of dark techno to a rave meadow, and in the middle of dark ambient wasteland he or she gets thrust against a rock of minimal electro The album can be regarded as a box of matches, or an experimental map of passes for those who feel confined in their valleys The former gave us untypical material for his music which he made with a cunning sound synthesis including software synthesizers and additional analog devices, the latter works with analog equipment to conjure feedbacks and noises.
Dense and slow textures of the latter contrast with animate and moving soundscapes of the former. This release consists of a video DVD, which contains the film, and a audio CD that features the original soundtrack and other compositions inspired by this project that Turner created on purpose; they are accompanied by an oversize 20 pages booklet that offers some images taken from the film and delves more into the concept behind it These are places where the human presence, fatigue, pain, hope are palpable presences, where silence seizes the humble labor objects almost by magic and where things talk and expose without having to necessarily utter any words.
The music created by Turner as a soundtrack to the film expresses a delicate tranquillity through notes of piano which are just mottled by the electronic elements in the background, while an unspoken sense of drama hovers in the air and the circular motion of the composition gradually absorbs the listener. Among the remaining tracks, is worth mentioning the evocative and intense soliloquy of "Piano For Double Lesson" and the hanging drones of the first part of "Some Lost Music".
Size M. Released one year after "The System of Objects", a tribute to Jean Baudrillard, "Decomposed Days" relates to the possible connections between space, time and memory, making reference to imaginary movies as well as existing ones like Peter Greenaway's "Vertical Features". The album's five compositions are built with a crosspollination between musique concrete, abstract noise textures, radical computer music and techno splinters, leading to surreal territories.
In the island of Samothrace, the triple Goddess devoted to the earth, the night and the everflowing cycle of nature was reigning. In order to be initiated into her mysteries, men and women, Greeks and foreigners, free people and slaves had to submit to nine rituals called creation, dominion, love, birth, sacrifice, ablution, memory and crowning.
The last ritual had no name, the ninth ritual couldn't be revealed. Fascinated by the mistery surrounding the island and feeling the urge to portray in music an age and a place where the balance between the feminine and manly powers and their deep link with the nature voice and rhythms were as natural as life itself, we started the adventurous creation of this album. The music draws archaic mantras, ritual movements and lunar elegies, whispers magic spells and eastern litanies, forge tribal rhythms and dark ceremonies inspired by Samothrace's full of energies sites.
This album is inspired by the lights and shadows of an extinguished civilization, a lost world which eclipsed with its secrets. A mix of acoustic sounds, strings, electronic and eastern percussions and a deep evocative singing become the door to enter the purple reign of the Goddess.
Llyr Lyra is the name of the instrument of the Bards and the Greek lyrical poets; a sacred musical instrument visually inspired by the grace and nobleness of the swans. Ataraxia, in this voyage, played the following instruments: classical, folk and 12 strings guitars, chitarra battente, keyboards, flutes, sitar, gamelan, daf, frame drums, santoor, tablas, zard and bells.
Female vocals are sometimes accompanied by male vocals. This new album is a new story inspired by pagan myths, feminine celebrations Of Mother Nature, celtic traditions… Ataraxia and her charismatic singer Francesca Nicoli have now create their uncommon genre of music: a cosmogonic dark folk praying for Beauty. Aube -- "Reworks Nimh Vol. Ethnic-electronic sound sources as with "The Missing Tapes" by NIMH transfigured and remodeled into completely new sonic lifeforms with state-of-the-art audio processing algorithms.
Residual fragments of the original sound-sources occasionally appear in the mix like aquatic fauna swimming to the surface for a brief second. A magnum opus in four movements. Intensely facinating work by the unparalleled master of experimental sound design. AUBE is peerless. A minimal mosaic of sound that takes the listener on a slow-motion expedition into the very fabric of tone. A ocean of sound-grains for the listened to swim in.
Spoken language doesn't yet contain words that properly describe these sounds Loops and fluctuating waves meet expand sonorous carpets and push-buttons electronic micro-sequences that progressively decompose in minimal rhythmic structures Submerged melodic fragments emerge soft between stuffed with wadding magma flows Extraordinary atmospheres and great new tension for this, most waited chapter of "Aube Reworks Stefano Gentile"! Magrini left aside his more experimental vein creating a series of retro-modernist tunes using his usual tools joined with a little bit of acoustic drums and electric guitar.
A set of surprisingly rhythmic and organic songs, supplemented with minimal and conceptual "lyrics". Made by mixing digital structures and analog warmth, this album is another weird planet in the pretty large universe of Bad Sector.
Second print with a new full color re-worked cover! So the album was recorded as conceptual reference to Tom's "Italian neuro-poems" collection "Rebis".
Short spoken fragments of the texts are treated and inserted in a sonic structure built with minimal, strangely sincopated pseudo-rytmhs and sharp pulsing noises.
In the background, Bad Sector's trademark chilling micro-melodies completes an upsetting, allucinated but crude vision of our "Collapsing Civilization". This album will be certainly followed by other cooperations, considering the big friendly artistic sodality between them.
Fabio e Gianluca are a strange duo, considering the big differences of their artistic back-ground. Fabio Orsi is a young and unexpected talent.
Gianluca Becuzzi is a very well known character of the Italian experimental scene since from the 80s, under many different alias. The unexpected uncounter between different forces, experiences and visions of this two artists is prefectly melted in this album: strong and tied, an imaginary place where folkway and research, past and present, distance and closeness, mud and clouds, ghosts and machines meets.
Shreds of ballads, guitars and old keyboards floating on the vibrant surface of this faery river and disappear, towed off by drones and rumors, pouring between distant voices and centenary blues songs from the Alan Lomax archive.
Raptur and sweet lostness: this is the main sensation. It could be listed as Avant-Folk, or Experimental-Blues, Ambient- Roots or contemporary aesthetics and aching nostalgia Bianchi, Maurizio M.
De-structured music that instead structured music. Not to complex and articulated technologies for recording, mixing of the parts and mastering; not to one sophisticated production and maniacal and defined participations correct in post-production This the new "challenge" capacity to the extreme limit from Maurizio Bianchi, a new musical effort, "directed", "raw", immediate, absolutely uncompromising new, to outside of every law and from every pre-constituted rule Fragments of music, short fragments of sonorous material of varied extraction, now short, now long, placed in sequence one behind the other, in a "dry" way, following absolutely unforeseeable times and dynamics.
Continuous loops, raw unexpected cuts, noise alternated to musical parts, single sounds, drones, notes of piano, buzzes, soft pads, electric current workers Two long traces, 75 minutes, a listening experience over any edge and reliable definition Officina Fonografica Italiana is particularly proud to introduce this title because it is one of the best entries in Maurizio Bianchi's ever-growing discography.
Originally released in the U. The title track is led by elaborate electronic textures that float above an intense soundscape, it has an absolute claustrophobic feeling, and is as creepy as mysterious.
The rest of the album consists of more transcendent ghostly droning sequences with long and immersive synth lines. It's represents Bianchi's more extreme direction Amazing impact, immense slabs of industrial sound in motion. Sweeping vistas of intense static energy, storm-fronts moving across the stereo field, an acoustic tidal wave approaching landfall, breathtaking deep and dark voyages through underground abysses Sounds of Sodom and Gomorra burning An apocalyptic prophecy of sound.
Waves of sound that can penetrate the thickest steel-plate. Let it wash over you. At high volume, this cd becomes a very physical experience. Originally published only in Japan in and deleted since long, it's now time for this long awaited re-release, which - along with the CD - features the photographic work "Micro" by Stefano Gentile, inspired by the album.
The two lengthy tracks of "Altarwise" were recorded in late and remastered earlier this year. The first track is a minute experimental work that gradually moves through a wide range of sounds echoing chimes, mysterious noises, subdued clanking, drones.
While many modern day experimental artists have moved on into the computer realm, Birds of Tin has remained true to the experimental sound of tape loops, lo-fi samplers, and collections of unique toy instruments running through small fx boxes.
The sound of the work may have become more cohesive and seamless over the years, but the methods have largely remained the same. Birds of Tin was always about creating and expressing by opening the heart and mind to the muse Birds of Tin is honest music. As the quote from Jackson Pollock states emphatically, every artist paints what he is. In the case of Birds of Tin, the sounds are no mere window dressing.. Brooke Oates' Birds of Tin project has been active since Additionally, Birds of Tin has collaborated extensively with such artists as Rapoon, Mechanism, and Augur Housed in a custom printed color wallet.
Featuring tracks from all eras of their career, A Retrospective is designed for recent fans of vocalists Elysabeth and Bret from The Scavenger Bride and Halo Star as well as those who go back to the 80's and 90's with Oscar's vocals. Keeping things lively, Sam picked alternative mixes of many tracks, and also included three re-recordings with current members "Remnants of a Deeper Purity"," "Overwhelmed, beneath me" and the previously unreleased "I have no more answers. The sounds that were recorded to tapes, released during 5 years of activity, were not only visible and audible in excessive sea of information and sounds, but always attracted attention with truly high quality and well done cut-up harsh noise.
This conceptual release was in plans for several years already and is finally out. Almost 40 minutes of preparation, execution, playing, destroying and annihilation is documented in this digipak CD, released in copies. Choosing Death mood varies from darker droney parts and field recordings to openly aggressive and fast cut-up harsh noise. Without a doubt the strongest work of Breaking the Will to date.
There is no atonement here, nor redemption offered. Just cold, jarring currents of massively built power electronics and horror filled death industrial, full of clamoring factory debris, razor sharp sheets of sonic violence, and grisly metallic grind, rounded out with Garrison's trademark vocal devastation.
In 4 panel digipak, designed by John Balistreri of Slogun. The CD consists of 4 long tracks that were recorded in by Dr Alex, using radio static, field recordings wind, water, trains and various machines and additional sounds by aforementioned Japanoisers. Sounds - more than an hour of playing time, ranging from drones to pure harsh noise attacks while exploring the cosmic theme of four gas giants - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
Digipack with 8 page booklet. Limited to copies. Creation Through Destruction - harsh noise project from Serbia. Alex is perhaps more known for his activity as Dead Body Collection, but this time he provides something more than a wall.
Absolutely raw and brute noise. Without any pleasant feedbacks, samples, melodies and so on. Black Leather Jesus - legendary harsh noise project from Texas. This time the band provides strong and harsh material. More than 50 minutes of pure harsh noise in all its beauty.
For purists. Jewel case. It's albums were released at the cult western electro-industrial labels and also in Russia.
It's music were sent even in space. But you could make your own opinion about it - just listen the CD All songs from the album were written in year and were released as two vinyls "Same Time Same Place" and "Metamorphosis" in year. But were difficult to buy because of the very limited edition Both involved in many projects and music collaborations - Favaron with Lasik Surgery, Maribor, Zbeen and Under The Snow, and Deison with Mingle, Matteo Uggeri and Maurizio Bianchi - during the summer of , at last free from previous engagements, they finally decide to mix their sound attitudes and give life to "Nearly Invisible", an album where they process concrete sounds, field-recordings, digital impulses and analog tapes.
Clam Day showcases Otto's flair for strange electronic textures, spanning taut elastic productions, a sprawling seven-minute psychedelic production, and parallel universe pop songs. Otto's music may sound playful, but it also reveals his preoccupation with the idea of material especially electronic waste, and so a vague sense of decay and dread clings to the fringes of his songs. Imagine the face of a cartoon character staring at you from beneath the translucent sheen of a trash bag -- that's the funny-yet-grim space that Otto's music occupies.
His songs never make clear exactly how you're meant to feel -- what would be the fun in that? Indeed, this album is everything a Pallbearer fan could love. CD Blue Note. Inspired by communication through storytelling — a method he absorbed, in part, working with such creative forces as Ambrose Akinmusire, Marquis Hill and Makaya McCraven — and with input from producer Walter Smith III, Ross assembled the album's narrative in halves.
Tracks provide setting, as well as character introductions; tracks , plot twists. Each artist advances the spirit of risk-taking, while maintaining Ross' vision for story structure. From the pulsating intro of album opener "Dying To Live" to closer and single "The Day I Tried To Live", Sevendust continue to push the sound they have made their own for more than 25 years.
Skullcrusher is, by all accounts, an exploration of the ways you become yourself when you aren't looking - and how that feels once you start paying attention.
It's a quiet power; a hushed celebration of the tiny, understated subtleties that culminate into knowing yourself. On her debut EP, songwriter Helen Ballentine offers an airy, intense, and unflinchingly open collection of songs written about - and from - one of life's in-between gray areas, a stretch of uncertainty and unemployment, and the subsequent search for identity.
Songhoy Blues has created a distinctive sound by blending Malian cross-rhythms with Western influences such as rock and punk alongside a uniquely virtuosic guitar style. After years of producing and mentoring slews of young artists in s Williamsburg, Brooklyn, William Basinski moved to Los Angeles.
There he hired a young studio assistant, Preston Wendel, who eventually introduced his own works to the curious composer. That spawned a creative partnership that inspired Wendel to persuade Basinski to haul out his saxophone. Kate Stables' group This Is The Kit has created a name for themselves with songs that untangle emotional knots and weave remarkable stories.
Swinging between good places and bad places inside and out. Guitars locking horns with floor-filling beats, synths masquerading as drums and Sydney Minsky-Sargeant scratchy, electrifying bedroom demos brought to their full potential by Orton's blade-sharp yet sensitive production. The funk trailblazer's debut and followup, back in print on vinyl from Light in the Attic. Under an admittedly confusing array of names, Lacksman who later founded the group Telex created music that was equal parts innovation and ear-candy accessibility.
Those often-happy-go-lucky records gained some popularity throughout Europe, but their lasting influence can be heard in the music of Portishead, Massive Attack, The Moog Cookbook, and Air, not to mention among the lengthy list of 21st century artists who have sampled these recordings.
Beggars Arkive reissue of The Fall's tenth studio album, expanded with singles and B-sides. This album is one of a kind in lots of ways. First, it's keyboardist Roland Haynes' only album. Lots of amazing mind games and word play with Ken Kesey and Ken Babbs in good form, adlibbed poetry, fractured harmonica solos, tape loops and the Grateful Dead lurking in the background. However, it was more a nod to the concept of the album, than the ego of the artist.
Reuniting with Robert Bumps Blackwell and a host of studio musicians from the '50s, the studio team was met by some of the top session players of the early '70s at The Record Plant in Los Angeles to cut the album.
The fourth in a series of five reissues. Mesfin's music is some of the funkiest to arise from this unconquerable East African nation. Though Mesfin was forced underground by the Derg regime that took control of Ethiopia in , he has returned almost 50 years later with this triumphant set of albums - the first time that his music has been presented in this form. LP version contains an oversized book that tells the story of modern Ethiopian music and Mesfin's role within it.
The album features all seven songs in the MTV Unplugged broadcast. The clamshell box also contains poster inserts and a page booklet with new liner notes written by acclaimed music journalist David Fricke. After playing for several years with Egberto Gismonti group and other prominent Brazilian acts, Piry decided to record this album which was originally released in featuring a special guest appearance by Egberto Gismonti.
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