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XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!


Baile Bucanero
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy
CD...$10.99 11.98 (LP)
The second album from this cool Colombian project that includes Will "Quantic" Holland – a group that's very much in the same criss-crossing of cultures as his Flowering Inferno ensemble! The first Ondatropica album had a vibe that was maybe more traditionally Colombian at times ... CD
Baile Bucanero
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy
CD...$10.99 11.98 (LP)
The second album from this cool Colombian project that includes Will "Quantic" Holland – a group that's very much in the same criss-crossing of cultures as his Flowering Inferno ensemble! The first Ondatropica album had a vibe that was maybe more traditionally Colombian at times ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines ... LP, Vinyl record album
Addis 1988 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download)
Piranha (Germany), 1988. New Copy
A fantastic document of the Ethiopian scene of the late 80s – a time that's often not as strongly exposed on a reissue market that usually slants towards the decade before! The first half of the album represents a strong step forward for the Ethiopiques generation – as the group of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Electronic Tapes
Habibi Funk (Germany), New Copy
Quite an unusual package – one that brings together unheard electronic experiments from Ahmed Malek – the Algerian composer who's better-known for more famous soundtrack material in the 60s and 70s! The music here is all from rare tapes that were Malek's own experiments, and are ... CD
Mogollar
Diskotur/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy
Extremely compelling work from the Turkish scene of the mid 70s – music that fuses rock and folk roots, and which makes heavy use of the Turkish baglama – an instrument with strong sitar-like qualities! Most of the tunes here are instrumentals that lay the baglama solos out over ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dalva
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene ... CD
Fanon (France), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The French Antilles have been a huge source of influence on the global scene of the past few decades – especially during the big years of the zouk explosion, which opened up the island grooves to a huge global audience! But there's a much richer history of Antilles music that doesn't always ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dalva
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene ... CD
Friendship Train
Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy
Fantastic funk from SJOB Movement – a 70s group who only cut a handful of records – all of them every bit as righteous and heavy as this one! The group have a perfect fusion of funk, psych, and other cool elements – all served up in a blend that's more straightforwardly soulful ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy
Fantastic funk from SJOB Movement – a 70s group who only cut a handful of records – all of them every bit as righteous and heavy as this one! The group have a perfect fusion of funk, psych, and other cool elements – all served up in a blend that's more straightforwardly soulful ... CD
Uzelli (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold
A great look at a lost lineage of Turkish music – the mostly-cassette Uzelli label, initially started in Germany for Turkish workers on the continent – but an imprint who grew to have importance back in Istanbul as the years moved on! This set brings together some of the more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Epic/Production Dessinee (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2017. New Copy
An album with an ancient-looking image on the cover, but one that actually represents the continuing tradition of ritual percussion in the Haitian scene – a fantastic musical legacy that began with voodoo practices in the 18th century, but which has continued to transform as the years moved ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP
An album with an ancient-looking image on the cover, but one that actually represents the continuing tradition of ritual percussion in the Haitian scene – a fantastic musical legacy that began with voodoo practices in the 18th century, but which has continued to transform as the years moved ... LP, Vinyl record album
EG/Glitterbeat (Germany), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Other-worldly genius from the legendary Laraaji – a really special record that was done in collaboration with Brian Eno – as part of Eno's classic Ambient series at the end of the 70s – and as a way of showcasing some of the "fourth world" sounds that he was working in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy
An insane treasure trove of little-heard sounds from the East African scene – music recorded in Kenya in the 70s and 80s, and served up in a variety of different styles and sounds throughout! The work here really expands our understanding of sounds in these immediate years before the world ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2017. New Copy
The title definitely gets the setting right – as the music here is from the Himalayas, where the high altitude seems to really produce something special in the culture! Many of these tracks have a spare, almost meditative feel – as a good deal of the music comes from spare pairings of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soundway (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
CD...$16.99 17.98 (LP)
Damn great work from the early 80s Nigerian scene – music that's evolved strongly past the Afro Funk of the 70s, and often has the same electro soul sound as work from the US at the time! These cuts are unabashedly upbeat, and aimed at the dancefloor – full of the kind of basslines and ... CD
EMI/Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
The People Rock Outfit really knock it out of the park with this dark-edged classic from the 70s – one of the heaviest albums we've heard from the Nigerian scene at the time, and a record that's almost got more of a South African spirit overall! These guys effortlessly mix together funk and ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 24, 2017


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