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This melody is inspired by the scales and developments of a traditional Bambara folk-song. We love the way these melodies constantly evolve with small developments and changes. We felt like an accompaniment that is really dry, sparse and earthy would fit well and then made a contrasting solo part. As a group we are interested in how to develop our improvisations together and create sonic landscapes that evoke a distinctive atmosphere – so here, we have no soloist, but a collection of synthesizer parts, saxophone lines and guitar-sounds that together create a dreamy and lush ambience.
An exciting, hypnotic and classy mix of William Onyeabor and Fela Kuti. Keyboards drive side A but the terrific ‘Simigwa Soca’ the brings in side B reveals the drums and highlife horns taking over to accompany this man’s amazing baritone vocals. Funky Ghana! Tim Mee