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Gratien MidonetCosmic Poet From Martinique 1979 to 1989 ... LP
Time Capsule (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
A record with a very evocative title, and a sound that's even more so than you'd guess – definitely cosmic, way more than poetry, and filled with rhythms from the native scene of Gratien Midonet! The music was recorded in France, as part of that great cultural criss-crossing that happened in the scene during the 70s and 80s – when talents from the old colonial strongholds were able to take advantage of some of the better recording opportunities offered in Paris – on a scene that was very open to new sorts of musical experiments! The tracks here are from four different albums, and have this playful mixing of roots and contemporary elements, sung and spoken passages, acoustic percussion and electric instrumentation – all very much in the spirit of some of the best early experiments of the Saravah label. Titles include "Antille O Cristal", "Osana", "La Point De Neg", "Zandoli Leve Doubout", "Roulo", "La Reine", "Mari Rhont Ouve La Pot", and "Kannaval Sakre Pou Tout Z'Heb Pousse". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mario Rui SilvaStories From Another Time 1982 to 1988 ... CD
Time Capsule (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Stories from another time and place – and music that's almost without comparison, either – as the set brings together material recorded by Angolan guitarist Mario Rui Silva, a musician whose range of expression stretches far past his West African roots! There's a heck of a lot going on here – definitely plenty of the acoustic guitar pictured on the cover, but often used with sensitivity that's more Brazilian than you'd expect – and interspersed with tracks that have other instrumentation in the lead, including balafon – sometimes spare instrumentals, sometimes vocal numbers – mostly acoustic, but with a few electric elements from time to time. The music has both a complexity and really organic mixing of modes – maybe a bit like some of the global experiments that you might have found on the Crammed label at the time, but also very unique to Mario himself too. Titles include "Ngisumba", "Mgeni", "Kazum Zum Zum", "Maniku", "Lembranca De Um Veho", "Depois De Uma Conversa", "Kabanza K'Etu", and "Dembita". CD
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