Experimental Music Love

February 15, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

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Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

In an age where revolutions are more likely to be Tweeted than televised, 2010 may not be Gil Scott-Heron’s natural home. Even the way music is consumed in the 21st century is something alien to the jazz/blues legend and hip-hop godfather, urging the listener to forsake their Spotifies and shuffle modes and “Turn off everything that rings or beeps or rattles or whistles/Make yourself comfortable/Play your CD/LISTEN all the way through.” (more…)

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October 13, 2009

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Echos Hypnotiques

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AA#6_Promo_final.inddOrchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Echos Hypnotiques

Undoubtedly the funkiest thing to ever come from Benin, Orchestre Poly-Rhthmo De Contonou were one of Africa’s most innovative and interesting rhythmic bands on the 1970s. Combining traditional African sounds, rich in the Vodoun religion of their home country, with more jazzy Latin elements and even some western prog-pop, they spent a decade dedicated to making people dance.

Seemingly lost to the trek of time and the increasing dominance of bland rock prototypes, it’s taken a treasure hunt through West Africa for this collection’s compiler, Samy Ben Redjeb, to find the tapes and reels to once again share this music – so vibrant, ecstatic and persistent. (more…)

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