Mediacracy ... CD Tramp (Germany), 2012. New Copy ....
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Hard-wailing Afro Funk from JariBu – a group who not only continue the best musical legacy of the 70s, but the political one as well! There's a tightness to the group that we really love – a way of starting a tune right on the money, and making you feel like everything is exactly where it should be – the horn parts, keyboard lines, and wicked rhythms on the bottom – all a perfect accompaniment to the message-minded lyrics of the tunes – although there's also plenty of instrumental numbers that really let the group shine too! And although the Arkestra hail from Japan, they've got a rich, soulful approach that easily sits alongside the best of the Nigerian scene from years back – and also get the right sort of production to make the album sparkle nicely too. Tracks include "Mediacracy", "Suffer Dey", "legend Of Yoruba", "Tricky Liars", "Maneno Ya Roho", "Natural Vibes", and "Mvua Dance". CD
Nothing tricky about this tune – save for the incredibly tight, incredibly deft instrumentation from the Arkestra! The cut is hard-wailing Afro Funk all the way through – played at a lighting pace that's really impressive, with lots of quick-stepping percussion driving along some great horn parts too! "Afro Soul Knows" slows things down just a bit, and adds some percolating keyboards and guitar – and brings in some great lyrics about halfway through to really send the tune home! 7-inch, Vinyl record