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Soweto Gospel ChoirVoices From Heaven ... CD
Shanachie, 2005. Used ... $6.99
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William Onyeabor & OthersWhat? – William Onyeabor Remixed ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The mad music of William Onyeabor has gained many admirers over the years – a diverse array of artists from a diverse array of scenes – some of whom have come together in this mighty hip tribute to the master! The tunes here are either remixes, reworks, or complete covers of Onyeabor's incredible electric grooves from the late 70s and early 80s – and the project's so special, Luaka Bop even called in the help of Moog to put it together – no surprise, given how moogy some of William's music could be! The remixes are all very faithful, as are the reworks – and even the covers aren't the sort of cloyingly selfish sort you usually get on tribute albums – but instead feel like some great later iteration of Onyeabor's genius. Titles include Hot Chip's cover of "Atomic Bomb", Joakim & Akwetey's cover of "Good Name", David Terranova's remix of "Body & Soul", The Vaccines' remix of "Do You Want A Man", JD Twitch's (Optimo) cover of "Why Go To War?", Javelin's remix of "Heaven & Hell", Scientist's remix of "Body & Soul", and the track "Ye Ye", which is Daphni's rework of "When The Going Is Smooth & Good". CD

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New VariousEthiosonic – Noise & Chill Out – Ethiopian Groove Worldwide ... CD
Buda (France), 2012. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way better than you might guess from the title, as there's very little noise, and not really any chillout material – and instead a great batch of Ethio-styled grooves, showing the rich influence of Ethiopian music on the contemporary scene in recent years! The package was put together by the folks who compiled the Ethiopiques series – which is fitting, as a large number of groups here have been influenced by those legendary compilations over the past decade – and have taken older Ethiopian styles, and refit them in a range of contemporary funk, soul, and jazzy modes! Tracks are really well chosen – and most of the music here is quite faithful to the roots – with hardly any gimmicky, or too-easy modes – and instead a really deep understanding of the music, handled in a respectful recasting that really opens things up. The double-length package has plenty to offer – 28 titles that include "Etu Gela" by Dereb The Ambassador, "Balague" by Man Bites Dog, "Emnete" by Imperial Tiger Orchestra, "Lantchi Biye" by Jazzmaris, "Addis Polis" by Arat Kilo, "Yezemed Yebaed" by Le Tigre, "Diminished Heaven" by Nubian Ark, "Chik Chikka" by Rattlemouth, "Metche New" by Akale Wube, "Athidebgn" by Zeritu, and "Gellele" by Daniel Techane. CD
(Includes original slipcase. Cutout notch through spine.)

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New Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ebo Taylor at his finest – stepping out here in a wicked set of work from the 70s – filled with upbeat rhythms, sweet instrumental touches, and a heck of a lot of soul! There's a bubbling undercurrent in the rhythms that's almost Caribbean at times, yet the overall groove is a lot sharper too – a warm blend of percussion, guitar, and some mighty sweet keyboards – often peppered with bits of saxophone lines, and topped with lyrics that move nicely along with the groove. Rhythms are mostly in a midtempo mode – a few steps mellower than traditional Afro Funk – which furthers the unique feel of the record, and seems to only deepen Ebo Taylor's soulful intentions! Titles include "Heaven", "Ohye Atar Gyan", "Bra", "Saana", and "Amponsah". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey rhythms, complicated guitar parts, and vocals that have a melancholy quality that's simply amazing. This set features tunes that recently appeared on volume 7 of the Ethiopiques CD series – but which are presented here in the format of the original 1975 LP! Titles include "Ere Mela Mela", "Ohoho Gedama", "Tezeta", "Abbay Mado", "Atawurulegn Lela", and "Endenesh Gedawo". LP, Vinyl record album

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LaraajiCelestial Music 1978 to 2011 ... CD
All Saints, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 19.98
Heavenly work from the enigmatic Laraaji – a musician who's best known for his ambient collaboration with Brian Eno, but who's also recorded a lot of sounds on his own! The package is the first we've ever seen to bring Laraaji's talents to light this strongly – as it not only features deeply detailed biographical notes, but also photos and sidebars on the different scenes and forces that have both shaped his music, and which have been shaped by him. Laraaji plays hammered autoharp, in a style that links together a range of global moments of expression – and which really moves the instrument far past its usual use in folk, to a much-deserved much-trippier territory. The early recordings are especially great, and the package also features some cassette tracks and later collaborations as well. Titles include "I Am Ocean", "Vision Song Suite", "Eternity Or Bust", "Lotus Collage", "Rhythm N Bliss", "All Pervading", "Kalimba", "Space Choir", "Moon Shadows", "Staccato", and "As Light". CD

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VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package really zeros in on all the best bits – and has a special focus on the early 70s, with some other bits from the 60s as well – all the wonderful vintage material that captures that special time in Ethiopian music when the artists were really taking some new chances with their sound – and creating an otherworldly blend of jazz and funk with more local elements as well. The range of artists is great – a really compelling blend of singers and instrumentalists, not just a handful of tracks by Mulatu – and titles include "Presentiment" by Tsegue Maryam Guebrou, "Ene Negn Bay Manesh" by Girma Beyene, "Hedetch Alu" by Muluquen Mellesse, "Lantchi Biye" by Tlahoun Gessesse, "Tchereqa" by Menelik Wesnatchew, "Ashasha Beyew" by Abbebe Tessemma, "Ati Fettun Isani Infedhani" by Ali Birra, "Mela Mela" by Seyfou Yohannes, "Teredjew Neber" by Ayalew Mesfin, and "Hametegnaw" by Seyoum Gebreyes. LP, Vinyl record album

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New LaraajiCelestial Music 1978 to 2011 (3LP set – with download) ... LP
All Saints, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavenly work from the enigmatic Laraaji – a musician who's best known for his ambient collaboration with Brian Eno, but who's also recorded a lot of sounds on his own! The package is the first we've ever seen to bring Laraaji's talents to light this strongly – as it not only features deeply detailed biographical notes, but also photos and sidebars on the different scenes and forces that have both shaped his music, and which have been shaped by him. Laraaji plays hammered autoharp, in a style that links together a range of global moments of expression – and which really moves the instrument far past its usual use in folk, to a much-deserved much-trippier territory. The early recordings are especially great, and the package also features some cassette tracks and later collaborations as well. Titles include "I Am Ocean", "Vision Song Suite", "Eternity Or Bust", "Lotus Collage", "Rhythm N Bliss", "All Pervading", "Kalimba", "Space Choir", "Moon Shadows", "Staccato", and "As Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Celestial Music 1978 to 2011 ... CD 16.99

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New Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's almost a bit like the work of Sun Ra, but which also has distinct African touches. The sound here is quite different than the Nigerian funky work of the 70s – much more laidback and open-ended, with less American influences, and a really unique approach! Titles include "Yekermo Se", "Yegele Tezeta", "Munaye", "Metche Dershe", "Kasalefkut Hulu", and "Tezeta" by Mulatu Astatque; "Heywete" and "Bemgnot Alnorem" by Bahta Gebre Heywet; and "Yetesfa Tezeta" by Tesfa-Maryam Kidane. Vinyl release of tracks pulled from the Ethiopiques CD-only series, done with some good notes. LP, Vinyl record album

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New ZedasheIntangible Pearls – Ancient Polyphony From The Republic Of Georgia ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime vocal work from a contemporary Georgian ensemble – but one who work strongly in the best ancient modes of the Eastern world! The group have an amazing polyphonic approach – voices rising and falling, crossing and turning, coming together in a way that's far more than usual choral work – with a heavenly quality that's completely transcendent! The approach is a bit like some of the Bulgarian choral work made popular a few decades back, but also a bit more folksy too – given the personal approach of the recording, and the use of light acoustic instrumentation and percussion from time to time – although the vocal passages are clearly the main focus here. CD features 25 tracks in all – some traditional, some more recent, all of them beautiful! CD
 
 
 



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