VINYL (LP & EP)

Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound) Meets Ben Zabo - Wari Vo [vinyl 12"EP]

Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound) Meets Ben...

Legenda tech-duby Mark Ernerstus z Rhythm, & Sound remiksuje Ben Zabo, nowego mistrza afrobeatu! Płyta spod szyldu Glitterbeat - sublabelu Glitterhouse założonego przez Chrisa EckmanaThe debut release by Glitterbeat Records is a limited edition 12” with two dubbed-up remixes by electronic music explorer, Mark Ernestus. The tracks are pulled from Glitterbeat artist, Ben Zabo’s self-titled and highly touted, 2012 debut album of frenetic, Malian Afro-rock. Mark Ernestus’s influence on the last twenty years of electronic music is well established. With partner Moritz von Oswald, Ernestus spearheaded two legendary projects: the minimal techno pulse of Basic Channel and the avantroots-dub of Rhythm and Sound. Since the mid-2000’s Mark has increasingly focused on African music. In addition to his remixes for Konono no.1, Tony Allen and the South African electro group BBC, Mark dropped two 12”s last year made in collaboration with the Senegalese band Jeri-Jeri.“Mark Ernestus is the genetic...

EUR 11.25
Chimurenga Renaissance - Girlz with Gunz [vinyl 12"EP]

Chimurenga Renaissance - Girlz with Gunz...

Remembering Grace, a Girl with a Gun: After spending the night listening to Girlz with Gunz, I spent the day remembering Grace Maseva. She was always cheerful, always smiling, and always making bawdy jokes. For her, sexual organs were a normal part of life. A person must pee and play with something. That’s just how things are; a tree has fruit, a baboon has that prideful butt, we have our special business. She would laugh and laugh. She was also a great cook. Always did the greens just right. She also fought in the Second Chimurenga, the war that ended white rule in Zimbabwe. Grace was a trained killer. Grace, who survived a brutal war but not the spread of AIDS, could clean, assemble, and load an AK-47. She knew when to duck for cover, when to charge, and when to fire her weapon. There were many women like her in the War of Independence, and their sacrifice, dedication, and general brilliance is celebrated in Girlz with Gunz. This is the spirit of the work. The collaboration betwee...

EUR 13.50
El Leopardo - El Leopardo b/w El Acontista [vinyl 12"EP]

El Leopardo - El Leopardo b/w El Acontis...

Glitterbeat doesn’t release many 12” singles (this is the second), but this two-song beauty is so good we couldn’t pass up the chance to put it out. El Leopardo brilliantly morph urban dub textures together with sparse Colombian percussion, spoken incantations and deep, hypnotic bass.Produced by Dani Boom (Systema Solar) and Felipe Alvarez (from Bogota’s Polen Records), the tracks feature percussionist Juan Carlos Puello (‘El Chongo’). The Aside, “El Leopardo,” is inspired by a poem from the acclaimed Colombian poet Raúl Gómez Jattin....

EUR 13.50
Samba Toure - Albala [vinyl LP+CD]

Samba Toure - Albala [vinyl LP+CD]

Gliiterbeat to nowy sublabel wytwórni Glitterhouse, której założycielem i patronem jest sam Chris Eckman. Od lat jest zafascynowany muzyką afrykańską, a szczególnie czarnym bluesem i innymi odmianami gitarowej muzyki z Mali. Wraz z Chrisem Brokawem i Hugo Racem, kilka lat temu powołał do życia Dirtmusic - supertrio, które w 2008 roku zostało zaproszone na 8 Festival In The Desert w malijskim Essakane, oazie położonej niedaleko Timbuktu. Festiwal ten organizują Tuaregowie, wywodzący się z ludu berberyjskiego, rozrzuconego po Saharze, w granicach kilku krajów. Chris Eckman jest od lat miłośnikiem afrykańskich brzmień i kiedy znalazł się miedzy wydmami Essakane, określił to przezycie jako chrzest, olśnienie i objawienie. Drugi album Dirtmusic nosił wyraźne piętno spotkania z Tauregami, którzy wspomagali muzycznie powstanie płyty i ci sami ludzie jako grupa Tamikrest zyskała w Eckmanie promotora i dzięki niemu doszło do wydania dwóch albumów w Glitterhouse. Promocja malijskich artystów i ...

EUR 17.25
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Głos z Zachodniej Sahary: drugi album wokalistki Sahrawi. Od dziesięcioleci mieszkańcy Zachodniej Sahary walczą o własne niepodległe państwo. Jeden z najpiękniejszych głosów tego ruchu wolnościowego jest Aziza Brahim. Ta urodzona w 1976 roku w obozie dla uchodźców na pograniczu Algierii i Maroka wokalistka nagrała w 2008 roku swą pierwszą EPkę, na której połączyla tradycycjną afrykańską muzykę z bluesem i rockiem. W 2012 roku ukazał się pierwszy album "Mabruk", nagrała również muzykę do hiszpaskiego filmu "Wilaya" i  zagrała również jako aktorka. Tytuł nowej płyty "Soutak" oznacza "twój głos", co oczywiście stanowi odniesienie do jej narodu Sahrawi, zniewolonego i pozbawionego własnego głosu. Muzycznie Brahim nawiązuje do nowej muzyki z Mali (Tinariwen, Tamikrest) ale także do rytmów muzyki sahrawijskiej, dużo tu pustynnego bluesa i niezwykłych melodii.Płyta została nagrana przez Chrisa Eckmana w Barcelonie, gdzie Aziza mieszka od kilku lat.Tracklista:01 Gdeim Izik02 Julud03 Espej...

EUR 17.25
Dirtmusic - Lion City [vinyl LP+CD]

Dirtmusic - Lion City [vinyl LP+CD]

Poprzedni album Dirtmusic "Troubles" opublikowany w czerwcu 2013 roku nagrany został w Bamako, stolicy Mali w czasie trudnych dni politycznego przewrotu w 2012 roku. Ten afro-rockowy zbiór powstał głownie z improwizowanych sesji Hugo Race'a (Fatalists, True Spirit, Bad Seeds) i Chrisa Eckmana (The Walkabouts) i muzyków zespołu Bena Zabo z towarzyszeniem malijskich osobistości muzycznych takich jak np. Samba Touré, Zoumana Tereta, Aminata Wassidjé Traoré i Virginie Dembélé. "Troubles" nie był koncept-albumem ani hybrydą stylów, lecz raczej czymś nastawionym na współpracę i przekraczanie granic. Louder Than War pisał tak: "jedyna w swoim rodzaju podróż w dźwięk - ten album jest rockiem, rollem, jest funkiem, jest Afryką, jest akustyczną przyjemnością." Nowa płyta "Lion City" powstała w czasie tych samych sesji, co "Troubles", ale oferuje zdecydowanie inną atmosferę. Podczas gdy zespół Bena Zabo wciąż jest w centrum, to struktury piosenek są tym razem mniej przejrzyste a tempa wolniejsz...

EUR 17.25
Sonido Gallo Negro - Sendero Mistico [vinyl - 180g LP + Downloadcode]

Sonido Gallo Negro - Sendero Mistico [vi...

“The Mystic Path (Sendero Mistico) begins in Mexico City's daily existence. Wrapped inside it, tributes and favors solicited from pagan deities silently remain. These picturesque rituals and sorceries occur day after day; however, they are looked upon with a gaze accustomed to the extravagant. Exotic treasures are assimilated as part of daily life.” - liner notes written by Sonido Gallo Negro for “Sendero Mistico”Sonido Gallo Negro (Black Rooster Sound) to niesamowity dziewięcioosobowy zespół instrumentalny ze wschodniej części Mexico City (Aragon), w którym łączą się mistyka, psychodelia i tradycja peruwiańskiego brzmienia Cumbii z lat 60-tych.Ci szaleni Meksykanie nie widzą problemu w wyrażaniu amazońskiej cumbii, huyano, sonidero cumbii, boogaloo i chichy elektrycznymi gitarami, organami farfisa, tereminem, fletami no i oczywiście latynoską perkusją. W ich kompozycjach znajdziemy także ślady soundtracków do spaghetti-westernów, psychodelii amerykańskiej a nawet surf-punka.Ich debiut...

EUR 17.25
Noura Mint Seymali - Tzenni [vinyl 180g + mp3]

Noura Mint Seymali - Tzenni [vinyl 180g ...

"Noura Mint Seymali, from Mauritania, comes from an ancient family of griots, and she has a commanding, wide-open voice…the pentatonic melodies of her songs had something in common with the blues. But her fusion was particular and selective…She only meets American music on her own terms." - New York Times, January 13th, 2014 "She cleverly merges her powerful voice with the twangy guitar sound created by her husband…this Mauritanian music is an excellent example of roots rocketed into the 21st century." - Songlines, April/May 2014 TZENNI in Hassaniya means to circulate, to spin, to turn. It‘s the name for a whirling dance performed to the music of Moorish griots, often under khaima tents thrown up for street gatherings in the sandy quartiers of Nouakchott and out across the wide deserts of Mauritania. Tzenni is an orbit, the movement of the earth around the sun, the daily progression of light and dark, lunar cycles, tides and winds. Tzenni, the dance, comes forth as the cyclical traje...

EUR 17.25
Fofoulah - Fofoulah [vinyl - LP+downloadcode]

Fofoulah - Fofoulah [vinyl - LP+download...

“Fofoulah's music is a new voice in the endless Atlantic musical dialogue - what marks them out is the blurring of distinction between West African, jazz and popular music. Their interplay between polyrhythmic Sabar drumming, riffs and free-flowing improvisation can transcend categories…” - Justin Adams (JuJu, Robert Plant, producer Tinariwen) The London-based quintet Fofoulah (meaning “it's there” in Wolof) was formed in 2011 and features Tom Challenger (Red Snapper) on saxophone and keyboards, Phil Stevenson (Iness Mezel) on guitar, Johnny Brierley (Outhouse Ruhabi) on bass, Dave Smith (Robert Plant’s Sensational Space Shifters) on drums, and Kaw Secka (Irok) on Sabar drums. With the rhythms of the Sabar drums - a traditional form of Wolof drumming from Gambia and Senegal – at its heart, Fofoulah’s music has evolved into an inspired cosmopolitan mélange that also incorporates elements of electronic music, dub, improvisation and afro-rock. Like the complex city they live in, their m...

EUR 17.25
Samba Toure - Gandadiko [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Samba Toure - Gandadiko [vinyl 180g + do...

"His voice is resonant, the rhythms have a relentless groove and his guitar burns with the intensity of the desert sun. But above all, there’s a confidence and gravitas that reinforces the feeling that Samba is a man whose time has come." - **** Review of “Albala”/ Songlines (UK) Samba Toure’s previous album Albala was recorded during the fear-laden atmosphere of 2012, when northern Mali (including his ancestral village of Diré) had succumbed to sharia law and radical Islamist control and Bamako, his adopted home, still reeled in the chaos of the recent military coup. Albala received widespread acclaim and was rightfully recognized not only as the best album of Samba’s career but also as an undeniable musical statement about the human toll of war and political crisis. Samba had spent years honing his artistry (including stints playing with Malian blues master Ali Farka Touré and Kora genius Toumani Diabate) and Albala signposted a mature artist, full of sonic imagination and narrativ...

EUR 17.25
Tamikrest - Taksera [vinyl LP 180g +downloadcode]

Tamikrest - Taksera [vinyl LP 180g +down...

Limitowana płyta wydawana specjalnie na Record Store Day 2015 (18.04.2015)."Taksera" is a limited edition LP (pressing of 1,500) on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with a gatefold sleeve and download code.“Taksera” (which in Tamashek means ‘a celebration with music’) is a rough and ready live album that is sure to give jolt to Tuareg-rock group Tamikrest’s already heady reputation. Recorded on a summer festival stage during their 2014 “Chatma” tour, the album vividly showcases the visceral and improvisational power of the band. The hypnotic grooves of the songs are blissfully extended, and the band’s signature drive and electric guitar telepathy are pushed up front and center.The material on “Taksera” visits all three of the band’s acclaimed studio albums and gives a sharply focused argument as to why in the last few years Tamikrest has been one of the most lauded young bands from the African continent. Their 2013 album Chatma reached the #1 position on the World Music Charts Europe and grac...

EUR 17.25
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power [vinyl 180g+downloadcode]

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power [...

Premiera: 24.04.2015Tracklist:01 Siran Fen 02 Musow Fanga 03 Abé Sumaya 04 Ayé Sira Bla 05 Borongoli ma Kununban 06 Waati 07 Fama Magni 08 Te Duniya Laban 09 Bassekouni "Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba…the best rock’n’roll band in the world." The Independent (UK) Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba’s fourth album Ba Power (and his first for Glitterbeat Records) is a striking, career defining record marked by mesmerizing songs, razor-sharp riffs and full-throttle emotions. Following two years of worldwide touring for the much heralded Jama Ko album, Bassekou’s band, Ngoni Ba, has turned up the volume and dynamics significantly and Bassekou’s masterful ngoni playing has achieved a new level of intensity that can only be called: afro-rock. Distortion and wah wah and propulsive rhythms are now the defining backbone of his songs and the heat lightning vocals of his wife Amy Sacko, more than ever serve as the passionate and perfect foil. This is not the same Ngoni Ba. This is indeed: Ba P...

EUR 17.25
 Sacri Cuori - Delone [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Sacri Cuori - Delone [vinyl 180g + down...

Muzyka Sacri Cuori to kalejdoskopowa podróź przez wyimaginowaną muzykę soundtracków lat 60-tych i 70-tych i post-folkowej akustyki Włoch i Europy. Sacri Cuori samych siebie nazywają z małym przymrużeniem oka "bękartami Felliniego".Zespół pochodzi z regionu Romagna we włoszech, do tej pory wydał 2 płyty ("Douglas & Dawn"- Gusstaff Records i "Rosario" - Interbang), znany jest także ze współpracy z Hugo Race'em jako The Fatalists.Założycielem i głownodowodzącym Sacri Cuori jest gitarzysta i producent Antonio Gramentieri, z zespołem przy wcześniejszych płytach współpracowali min. John Convertino (Calexico), Dan Stuart (Green On Red), Howe Gelb (Giantsand), Hugo Race (Bad Seeds, Dirtmusic), Robyn Hitchcock, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), James Chance, John Parish i wielu innych. Także na "Delone" nie zabrakło wielkich nazwisk: Marc Ribot, Evan Lurie (Lounge Lizards), Howe Gelb i Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth).Muzyka Sacri Cuori łączy mroczne, adriatyckie brzmienie, dawną włoską muzykę taneczną...

EUR 17.25
Hayvanlar Alemi - Visions of a Psychedelic Ankara [vinyl 180g]

Hayvanlar Alemi - Visions of a Psychedel...

“They ooze the alternative history of rock'n'roll from every pore" - The Wire. Formed by three school friends in the Turkish capital of Ankara in 1999, Hayvanlar Alemi have established themselves at the vanguard of global psychedelic sound. Their acclaimed 2010 album Guarana Superpower was released on the buzz-label Sublime Frequencies and showcased the band’s unrepentant eclecticism and wide-eyed cosmic spirit. Interfacing with the golden age of Turkish psychedelic rock, surf music, Cambodian pop, West African guitar motifs, Middle Eastern traditional music and the knife edge of indie rock, it was clear from the beginning that Hayvanlar Alemi was an instrumental rock band for our radically interconnected millennium. But in 2010 they also recorded and released (internet only) a dramatically different sort of album. The band had flirted with dub-reggae stylings since their inception and with Visions of a Psychedelic Ankara they at last realized their dream of making a full-blown dub ...

EUR 17.25
Laraaji - Ambient 3: Day of Radiance (Produced by Brian Eno) [vinyl 180g+CD]]

Laraaji - Ambient 3: Day of Radiance (Pr...

Laraaji’s glistening album “Ambient 3: Day of Radiance” has from the beginning been considered an outlier. Though widely celebrated at that the time of its release in 1980 -- as the third installment of Brian Eno’s emerging ambient music series (Ambient 1-4) -- the album also brought with it an aura of mystification. Where did it fit in? An uncharted synthesis of resonating zither textures, interlocking, hammered rhythms and 3-D sound treatments (courtesy of Eno) “Day of Radiance” seemed to push open many doors at once, ambient music being only one of them. In an exclusive interview for Glitterbeat’s reissue of “Day of Radiance” Laraaji commented: "Down the line I noticed that this album was sort of separated from the rest of his (Eno’s) ambient albums, and there was some debate whether this was really “ambient” in relationship to the other albums in the ambient series." Though there are certainly aspects of the album that find sonic common ground with other Eno-related “ambient” pr...

EUR 17.25
Dennis Bovell - Dub 4 Daze [vinyl 180g]

Dennis Bovell - Dub 4 Daze [vinyl 180g]

One of the most revered dub and reggae producers, Dennis Bovell has been leaving his mark on contemporary music for over 40 years. Born in Barbados, Bovell moved to south London at the age of 12 and by his late teens had started a musical trajectory that profoundly influenced Britain’s emerging roots, lovers rock, soundsystem and dub cultures. As a musician, songwriter and producer, Bovell spearheaded the seminal British reggae acts Linton Kwesi Johnson and Matumbi and was notably involved in the late 70’s UK punk/post-punk scene as the producer for The Slits, The Pop Group and Orange Juice. Dennis has also worked with Marvin Gaye, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Fela Kuti and most recently Joss Stone. Both under his own name and the moniker "Blackbeard," Dennis has created a striking oeuvre of dub albums (“I Wah Dub,” “Strictly Dub Wize,” “LKJ in Dub”) and has been involved with countless dub mixes and dubwise collaborations. In 2012, he released the acclaimed dub collection "Mek It Run" and in 201...

EUR 17.25
Aziza Brahim - Abbar El Hamada [vinyl 180g+downloadcode]

Aziza Brahim - Abbar El Hamada [vinyl 18...

Western Saharan musician/activist Aziza Brahim’s new album Abbar el Hamada (Across the Hamada), is a commanding and compassionate musical statement about, and for, the tumultuous age in which we live. Raised in a Saharawi refugee camp in the Algerian desert, and living in exile for more than two decades (first in Cuba and currently in Barcelona), Brahim’s life and music embodies both the tragedies and hopes of the present-day migrant and refugee experience. As walls and borders are again being raised though-out Europe and other corners of the world, Aziza Brahim’s passionately sung poetic defiance, is especially timely and profound. Los Muros (The Walls), a dignified desert dreamscape; is emblematic of Aziza’s artistry. The lyrics morph from condemning the sand fortifications Morocco has erected along the Western Saharan border (to prevent the return of the Saharawi to their homeland), to a recognition that while walls are tragically universal, so is the imaginative spirit that e...

EUR 17.25
Bixiga 70 -  The Copan Connection: Bixiga 70 meets Victor Rice [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Bixiga 70 - The Copan Connection: Bixig...

This is Bixiga 70, an instrumental dance band from Sao Paulo, Brazil known for their high energy and mix of styles. They combine American funk, Colombian cumbia and Nigerian afrobeat, and it's made them really popular around the world. ---Banning Eyre, NPR Hot on the heels of their highly acclaimed Glitterbeat album “III” -- an album The Guardian called “imaginative, progressive afrobeat”-- Bixiga 70 returns with a limited-edition, vinyl-only release for Record Store Day: The Copan Connection: Bixiga 70 meets Victor Rice. Whereas “III” was a highly contemporary take on the Afro-Brazilian, “Black Atlantic” musical conversation, The Copan Connection looks northward from Brazil to Jamaica, and embraces the repeat-echo history of dub music as its inspiration. On the album, Bixiga 70 producer Victor Rice applies shimmering, kaleidoscopic dub reinventions to tracks from “III” and the results are jaw dropping and ear opening. Rarely has the full arsenal of dub techniques and philosophies bee...

EUR 17.25
Damir Imamovič’s Sevdah Takht  - Dvojka [vinyl + downloadcode]

Damir Imamovič’s Sevdah Takht - Dvojka ...

Musicians often struggle to articulate what it is they’re playing, where it comes from and where they’re going. Damir Imamović’s Sevdah Takht suffer from no such struggle. The new album, the follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed debut, is a wonder of clear-eyed thinking, crystalline melody and deep reflection. Taking its name from sevda, the Turkish word for love, derived in turn from the Arabic sawda meaning ‘black bile’ (and hence melancholy), sevdah has been played in the Balkans in one form or another since at least the 15th century. Although the temptation to refer to it as ‘Bosnian blues’ is perhaps too infrequently resisted, its lyrical and musical preoccupations with love, longing and loss do provide us with a bridge to other European roots traditions, such as fado, whose central concept of saudade is itself related to sawda. Sarajevo born and raised, Imamović has been steeped in the sounds of sevdah since childhood. Much has been said of his stellar family tradition – bot...

EUR 17.25
M.A.K.U Soundsystem - Mezcla [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

M.A.K.U Soundsystem - Mezcla [vinyl 180g...

The immigrant experience is scary and it’s exciting. Everything is new, everything is possible. There’s a city, a country, an entire culture to discover. It’s an opportunity to create, to find a voice that speaks loud and proud, to connect past and future. A chance to make history. That’s what the eight-piece M.A.K.U. Soundsystem does on their fourth album, Mezcla (‘Mix’). They give us America now, in the raw, through the eyes and ears of Colombians who’ve arrived and made their homes in New York City. It is, in every way, a mix, an invitation to think and to dance. Mezcla is a relentlessly honest record. The music hits the feet and the hips, powerful and overwhelming, while the lyrics reflect the lives the band members live. There’s the giddy flirtation of a summer Saturday night on ‘Haitiana’ and the thought that comes from looking around somewhere so different and asking ‘What Do You Wish For.’ But it also embraces darker political questions that don’t have easy answers. The openin...

EUR 17.25
Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra - s/t (feat. Tony Allen) [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra - s/...

Seven-and-a-half thousand kilometres of cold ocean separate West Africa from Haiti. But music can cover that distance in a heartbeat, crossing the Atlantic to reunite the rhythms and religion of people torn from their homes to be sold into slavery on the Caribbean island. And on its self-titled album, the Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra honours those ghosts of the past even as it walks steadfastly and hopefully into the future. Experimental by name, the band was definitely experimental by nature. The concept started with Corinne Micaelli, the director of the French Institute in Haiti. She wanted to bring drummer Tony Allen, the power behind Afrobeat and one of modern music’s towering figures, to the island. A performance with Haitian musicians at a major public concert would be perfect. Allen agreed, and Erol Josué, a singer, dancer, voodoo priest, and director of the Haitian National Bureau of Ethnology, helped to recruit local percussionists and singers. They decided, in order ...

EUR 17.25
V/A - Khmer Rouge Survivors  They Will Kill You, If You Cry [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

V/A - Khmer Rouge Survivors They Will K...

Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan (Zomba Prison Project, Tinariwen, Hanoi Masters) returns to Southeast Asia to record traditional-based musicians from Cambodia who survived the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. The result is both heartbreaking and inspiring. It would be disturbing anywhere to see a mob gathered around a street-pole as an electrocuted utility-worker’s lifeless body was lowered down by rope as if lynched, but especially in a land with so many ghosts. Amidst skin-whitening overdoses and marijuana-pizza for the sex tourists, the stench of colonialism does more than just linger in Phnom Penh. “We hate the Vietnamese,” said the taxi-driver as a stark naked child ran into the street to urinate, “But our people are tired of war. We are tired of fighting.” A reported three-million tons of carpet-bombs were dropped on Cambodia by the USA in the 1970s, more than were unleashed on Germany during all of WWII. And still today, Cambodia is laced with more landmines than anywhere ...

EUR 17.25
Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina [vinyl 180g ...

Noura Mint Seymali hails from a Moorish musical dynasty in Mauritania, born into a prominent family of griot and choosing from an early age to embrace the artform that is its lifeblood.  Yet traditional pedigree has proven but a stepping-stone for the work Noura and her band have embarked upon in recent years, simultaneously popularizing and reimagining Moorish music on the global stage, taking her family’s legacy to new heights as arguably Mauritania’s most widely exported musical act of all time.  Gamely wielding the griot’s idiom, a form itself distilled from centuries of trans-Saharan musical knowledge, Noura Mint Seymali’s sound as heard on this record carves out a unique position in the musical cartography of West Africa, at once her country’s leading proponent of the avant garde and yet a rigorously devoted tradition-bearer. Arbina is Noura Mint Seymali’s second international release.  Delving deeper into the wellspring of Moorish roots, as is after all the tried...

EUR 17.25
Orkesta Mendoza - ¡Vamos A Guarachar! [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Orkesta Mendoza - ¡Vamos A Guarachar! [v...

Something is stirring in downtown Tucson. That’s no great surprise perhaps: Calexico have been sending out missives from the desert for 20 years now, Giant Sand for even longer than that, and the Green on Red revival is surely overdue. These three giants of American popular music ask questions of the form, chiefly because of where they are situated. Let us remind ourselves that this isn’t a big city in the American sense (it’s the country’s 33rd largest), but that its hinterland is indeed as big as it gets. For an hour south, Mexico starts. And this is where things get interesting.Born in Nogales, Arizona, raised in Nogales, Sonora, multi-instrumentalist and band-leader Sergio Mendoza grew up listening to the Mexican regional styles jostling for headspace in a young, music-mad mind – cumbia mainly, but mambo, rancheras and mariachi too. The border is always a fierce arena of exchange, both commercial and cultural, and so there was American music too. At one point ‘rock and roll, the cl...

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Gaye Su Akyol  - Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu (Hologram Empire) [vinyl 180g+Downloadcode]

Gaye Su Akyol - Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu ...

Istanbul has a deep, layered history. From its beginnings as a fishing village to one of the pillars of the Roman world. The final stop on the Silk Road. The centre of the Ottoman Empire as the Turks spread their huge net across the Middle East. Across the centuries the city drew in cultures and blended them. Growing up there, singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyol breathed all that in every day, along with her family’s ancient roots in Anatolia. Those rich traditions combine to form part of the sound she’s developed on her album HologramĬmparatorluğu (Hologram Empire), where sultry Turkish melodies twine around spiky, twanging guitars and insistent rhythms. “It’s a cliché, but the city is a bridge that combines cultures, and that’s very true in music, especially the Greek influence,” Akyol explains. “When I was young, we visited Anatolia every year. I had the chance to observe and realise the different perspectives and practices of cultures. That made me feel closer to the diversity of Anat...

EUR 17.25
Bargou 08 - Targ [vinyl 180+downloadcode]

Bargou 08 - Targ [vinyl 180+downloadcode...

01 – Chech el khater 4:38 02 – Mamchout 4:34 03 – Le min ijina 4:04 04 – Tarjaachi layem 5:30 05 – Wazzaa 5:20 06 – Hezzi haremek 5:27 07 – Dek biya 4:44 08 – Roddih 3:29 09 – Sidi el kadhi 4:55It’s the forgotten place. Lying between the mountains of northwest Tunisia and the Algerian border, the Bargou valley and the village named after it lie isolated, away from the world. It’s poor, barren country, but standing apart, Bargou has developed its own culture that had never been documented until Nidhal Yahyaoui began the task. Born in the valley, he grew up hearing his parents and family sing the songs that belong to the region, and he was determined that the music and traditions shouldn’t slip away into obscurity. With Targ, the album he’s made with his band Bargou 08, Yahyaoui has perfectly fused the past and the present to place Bargou on the map. “Nidhal began collecting songs from all over the valley more than ten years ago,” explains producer and keyboard player Sofyann Ben Yousse...

EUR 17.25
King Ayisoba - 1000 Can Die [vinyl 180g + Downloadcode]

King Ayisoba - 1000 Can Die [vinyl 180g ...

Ghana’s ancient empire and the 21st century global express. The rhythms that created the past alongside the beats forging the present. In King Ayisoba, they all converge. Everything morphing into one. And on his new album, 1000 Can Die, they stand together, history and today, side by side. The tradition hewn from the future. “King Ayisoba and his band know that traditional instruments are stronger than anything modern,” says album producer Zea (the Ex’s Arnold de Boer). “Playing them is a gift from God. They’ll take what they can use from electronica, from hiplife (the hugely popular Ghanaian style that fuses the local highlife music with hip-hop) but they won’t let it beat them, because they know what they have is more powerful. Their music is pulled from the ground.” The juxtaposition of the two on 1000 Can Die shows the irresistible drive of both sides. The thick, squelching bass and beats that push under the older rhythms of “Anka Yen Tu Kwai” are overtaken by the guluku and dun...

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75 Dollar Bill - WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

75 Dollar Bill - WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATT...

At last the European release of one of 2016’s most acclaimed albums. 75 Dollar Bill’s second full-length crashed onto many of last year’s most prestigious “Best Album” lists: The Wire, Uncut, The Village Voice/Pazz & Jop (and more). The NYC based duo ofRick Brown and Che Chen, creates hypnotic,pulsing music that weaves an ecstaticline from raw electric blues, Arabic modes and entrancing folk minimalism back to the streets of New York. We are proud that W/M/P/P/R/R is the first release on Glitterbeat’s new label imprint: tak:til. NOTES ON W/M/P/P/R/R FROM RICK BROWN I feel very lucky to have wound up playing in 75 Dollar Bill with Che. I’ll take some credit for the early setup, as I pursued the idea of us jamming together for a few years before we actually made some music together. But when it comes to focusing our sound, putting together a good set- list, imagining how to expand the group with guests and designing almost all of the visual/package aspects, Che has taken the lea...

EUR 17.25
Tamikrest - Kidal [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Tamikrest - Kidal [vinyl 180g + download...

Rockandrollowi Touaregowie powracają z nową płytą.Wokół miasta Kidal we wszystkich kierunkach rozciąga się pustynia malijska. Bezkresne horyzonty z kamieni i piasku, jałowe i wysuszone. To południowozachodnia częśc Sahary, gdzie jest ojczyzna Tuaregów. Miasto Kidal jest jednym z najważniejszych jego kulturalnych cantrów. Wywalczone, podbite i na nowo odbite w walkach, jest Kidal duchową ojczyzną wypędzonego narodu i symbolem oporu oraz nadziei. Jest poza tym miastem, gdzie poznali się przed wielu laty członkowie Tamikrest. Ich czwarty album jest hołdem dla miasta, okrzykiem cierpienia i jednocześnie wezwaniem do rebelii. Od tlącej się intensywności pierwszego utworu "Mawarniha Tartit" przez gitarę slide Paula Salvagnaca w "Atwitas" aż do wybuchowego "Adoutat Salilagh" przedstawia nam się rockowy band, napędzany pasją i miłością do własnego narodu i jego niesprawiedliwego traktowania. "Moją miłością jest mój kraj, moim celem jest wolność" śpiewa Ag Mossa w piosence "War Tila Eridaran", ...

EUR 17.25
Ifriqiyya Electrique - Rûwâhîne [vinyl 180g+downloadcode]

Ifriqiyya Electrique - Rûwâhîne [vinyl 1...

Sufi trance musicians and rituals – from the depths of the Tunisian desert – in conversation with post-industrial sonics. ‘No theatre or stage or audience. The rûwâhîne have possessed and contorted the bodies of the Banga. Teenagers leap to the floor, their legs arched and tense, glaring transfixed [while] girls dance wildly, … accelerating the rhythm of the hand percussion’ The film opens on a cloud-pressed, bleached-out desert highway and an ominous electronic pulse, a devil of a wind, that you don’t want to shake off. Where are you? The truck in front carries human freight, half-glimpsed, anxious and thoughtful. You’re soon joined by the kind of dark lunar soundscapes familiar from Can, by polyrhythms at once deft and relentless, and then, as the truck reaches the outskirts of the town, by chants that seem to issue from the empty streets themselves. Ifriqiyah was the medieval entity that contained present-day Tunisia, as well as parts of Algeria and Libya: the boundaries, more or...

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Jupiter & Okwess - Kin Sonic [vinyl 180g + Downloadcode]

Jupiter & Okwess - Kin Sonic [vinyl 180g...

With their second album Kin Sonic, Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. We’re invited to savour his latest recipe, the Okwess (‘food’ in the Kibunda language) which is the fruit of all the encounters and influences he has absorbed during his many journeys around the world. It’s a recipe based on perfect alchemy, enriched by contributions from Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, violinist Warren Ellis of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and Robert del Naja, aka ‘3D’, of Massive Attack. Del Naja’s input comes in the form of a unique and powerful album cover, the fee for which he decided to donate to an NGO called La Fondation Etoile du Congo de Madame Princesse Kibinda Mariam Rita[1], based in Lemba, the neighbourhood in Kinshasa where Jupiter lives. Rita, who is the daughter of a traditional chieftain, is very attached to her roots, and she’s given herself the mission to help homeless children who live on the streets, especially th...

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Sirom - I Can Be a Clay Snapper [180g LP + downloadcode]

Sirom - I Can Be a Clay Snapper [180g LP...

Hailing from Slovenia, Širom play vividly textured and (mostly) imagined, instrumental folk musics. Handmade and global instrumentation meets fearless sound exploration. The 3rd release from Glitterbeat’s new label imprint: tak:til Slovenia’s miniature, but incredibly diverse landscapes, echo through its distinctive cultural, historic and linguistic traits. When thinking about Širom’s geographical trajectories, as well as their musical ebb and flow, one has to consider the abundance of water that can be found in the individual regions where they come from. Cascading mountain stream lilt, lazy lowland river meandering and the mysteriously vanishing waters of Karst are most certainly inscribed into Samo Kutin’s, Iztok Koren’s and Ana Kravanja’s childhood memories and subsequently, their remarkable musical art. “In the process of making the second album we decided to shoot a film,” Samo Kutin explains. “The idea was to visit the places we come from, the ones that are more difficult to a...

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Saz’iso - At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me: The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song [vinyl 180g + downlaodcode]

Saz’iso - At Least Wave Your Handkerchie...

Premiera: 13.10.201701. Tana02. Kaba me violinë03. Penxherenë e zotrisë sate04. Valle Postenançe05. Trëndafili fletë-fletë06. Goca e berberit07. Valle Minushi08. Nënockë09. Kaba me klarinetë10. Bëje dru në përcëllime11. Fole moj mike një fjalë12. Valle e Osman Takës13. O bandill mustaqezi14. Avaz15. Doli Laceja nga stani “Why not give yourself a break from the unending cavalcade of modern high-speed insanity, and rest up with this album of deep soul from Southern Albania.” – Ry Cooder Brazilian Samba, Bosnian Sevdah, New Orleans Jazz, Cuban son – and Albanian Saze! The turn of the last century saw mass migrations to the world’s cities with rural people bringing their music with them, adapting their traditions to new circumstances and modern instruments. Of all these great musical forms, the mesmerizing arabesques, joyful dances and heart-breaking laments of Saze are among the least recorded, and they remain largely unknown outside Albania. Glitterbeat is proud to announce the releas...

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TootArd - Laissez Passer [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

TootArd - Laissez Passer [vinyl 180g + d...

Premiera: 10.11.2017A Laissez Passer. Let him pass. That’s the document the stateless carry. It’s all that those from the occupied Golan Heights possess. Since 1967 the area has been part of Israel, but the inhabitants aren’t Israelis. They don’t have any citizenship. They don’t have passports. Just a Laissez Passer. And for the members of TootArd who all grew up in the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan, it’s a very apt name for their new album. “Laissez passers are special situation papers,” explains singer and guitarist Hasan Nakhleh. “It took us a while to realise the effect. We’re permanent residents in Israel, but not citizens. We have no travel documents. When we travel we need the laissez passer. With no nationality, we’re officially ‘undefined.’” But in statelessness, the five-piece has discovered musical freedom. TootArd grew up understanding that borders are something imposed by governments, lines that only exist on a map. On a disc, in concert, they can go wherever thei...

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Dirtmusic - Bu Bir Ruya [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Dirtmusic - Bu Bir Ruya [vinyl 180g + do...

Premiera: 26.01.2018Nad swym piątym albumem "Bu Bir Ruya" Hugo Race i Chris Eckman współpracowali z tureckim wizjonerem muzyki psychodelicznej Muratem Ertelem, liderem legendarego zespołu Baba Zula. Płyta została nagrana w grudniu 2016 w domowym studiu Ertela, przebudowanym warsztacie na przedmieściach Stambułu. Eckman i Race przygotowali wcześniej zapas rytmów i loopów. Początkowo nie byli pewni, czy w tym wypadku swej muzyce będą chcieli dołożyć słowa. Ale Murat Ertel zadecydował, że trzeba opowiedzieć pewną historię, ponieważ wybrane miejsce i czas tego wymagały. W długim cieniu nowego despoty i dyktatora powstała płyta o granicach, murach, frontach i zimnych sercach. "Bu Bir Ruya" jest niespokojnym, pelnym pytań albumem zarówno dla głowy jak i dla całego ciała. Post-punk, turecka psychodelia, funk, rock i elektronika tworzą groove i szerokie tło. Widać to przykłądowo wyraźnie w utworach "Safety In Numbers" i "Love Is A Foreign Country", w których jako gość pojawia sie gwiazda turec...

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Park Jiha - Communion [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Park Jiha - Communion [vinyl 180g + down...

"Niczego bardziej oryginalnego niż muzyka koreańskiej kompozytorki i instrumentalistki Park Jiha już raczej w tych dniach nie znajdziecie. Communion należy do rzadkiej kategorii płyt innych niż wszystko, choć oczywiście momentami zbliża się do muzyki amerykańskich minimalistów, a kiedy indziej (choćby we wklejonym, granym na cymbałach yanggeum utworze Sounds Heard From The Moon) zbliża się do świata brzmień Jozefa Van Wissema. Podobnie mocny jest ładunek emocjonalny tej muzyki, podobnie oszczędna forma. Tyle że oczywiście w poszczególnych fragmentach będą się tu przewijać i inne ludowe instrumenty, takie jak bambusowy flet piri czy saenghwang, przedziwny rodzaj bambusowej Fletni Pana, a może bardziej wymyślne organki. Mamy tu zatem muzykę współczesną tworzoną na instrumentach pradawnych. Blisko pod tym względem do duetu Senyawa, choćby estetycznie było na drugim brzegu tęczy. Bywa sennie, ale ignorujecie na własną odpowiedzialność."Bartek Chaciński, Polifonia/Polityka Over the last fe...

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Sonido Gallo Negro - Mambo Cosmico [vinyl 180g+downloadcode]

Sonido Gallo Negro - Mambo Cosmico [viny...

Hailing from Mexico City, Sonido Gallo Negro’s exhilarating third album continues their exploration into the psychedelic richness and rhythmic pulse of Peruvian cumbia while at the same reaching for new sounds and textures – such as mambo, cha cha, porro and danzon.Filled with frenetic, red hot identities and sonorities, Mambo Cósmico is the album that galvanizes the international reputation Sonido Gallo Negro earned through their powerful concerts and their earlier records – Cumbia Salvaje (Savage Cumbia, 2011) and Sendero Místico (Mystical Path, 2014 – released outside of Mexico by Glitterbeat).Mambo Cósmico is a sonic collage that is not only musical, but also cultural and historical. This combo of nine musicians, seek out a new and unexpected musical cosmos that goes beyond their well-honed Mexican and Latin American influences. Their navigational charts point towards an additional synchronicity of sound and imagination with the Middle East, the Hispanic old world and Africa, as em...

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Yonatan Gat - Universalists [vinyl 180g+downloadcode]

Yonatan Gat - Universalists [vinyl 180g+...

Premiera: 22.06.2018Yonatan Gat is a guitarist, producer and experimental composer based in NYC. Gat’s second album – Universalists – fuses the physical garage punk and freewheeling improvisational sounds of his past with elements of avant-garde composition, electronic production and the sound of his genre-bending, estimable guitar.Gat became known as one of the world’s top performers as founder and guitarist of Monotonix, hailed by SPIN as “the most exciting live band in rock’n’roll,” with concerts that quite literally destroyed the border between performer and audience, and were controversial enough to get them banned from playing their home country.Gat then relocated to New York City. He began recording and performing as a solo artist, and in 2014 released the Iberian Passage EP, a debut that maintained his signature raw energy while switching the focus away from the shock-performance style of Monotonix to a more ritualistic, improvised, shamanic musical exploration. 2015 brought th...

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Samba Toure - Wande [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Samba Toure - Wande [vinyl 180g + downlo...

Premiera: 22.06.2018.Sometimes the unexpected happens and it becomes a gift. Serendipity, good fortune. Think of it as life handing you what you need, not what you thought you wanted. When Malian singer and guitarist Samba Touré was planning Wande (The Beloved), his third Glitterbeat release, he had strong ideas for the way it should sound. But once the sessions were over, he knew he had something entirely different, something even more satisfying: a collection of songs where warmth filled the grooves of every song. An album that seemed like home.“We had a totally different album in mind,” Touré admits, “a return to something more traditional, almost acoustic. I think this album is less dark than the previous ones. It has some sad and serious songs, but it sounds more peaceful. All the first takes have been kept, I didn’t re-record any guitar lines, the first takes are the one you can hear on the album. There are less overdubs than in previous albums, we didn’t try to polish or make an...

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AMMAR 808 - Maghreb United [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

AMMAR 808 - Maghreb United [vinyl 180g +...

Premiera: 22.06.2018Uwaga! AMMAR 808 zagra na festiwalu Inne Brzmienia 2018 w Lublinie!Deep TR-808 bass meets pan-Maghreb beats, timeless voices and futurist visions. AMMAR 808 is Sofyann Ben Youssef, the sonic mastermind behind the Tunisian sensation: Bargou 08.The future is right now. We have driverless cars, robots taking over jobs, and commercial space travel is on the event horizon. Somehow, humanity has slipped into a science fiction life. But you can’t have a future without a past, something AMMAR 808 knows very well. On his debut release, Maghreb United, featuring the singers Mehdi Nassouli (Morocco), Sofiane Saidi (Algeria) and Cheb Hassen Tej (Tunisia), he connects the two to offer a radical, electronic reinvention of ancient North African music.“The past is a collective heritage,” explains AMMAR 808. He started the project a year ago, after working with the lauded Bargou 08, searching for something to link the sense of what has been with what will be. “It’s what we all call ...

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Stella Chiweshe - Kasahwa: Early Singles [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Stella Chiweshe - Kasahwa: Early Singles...

Premiera: 20.09.2018Z recenzji Bartka Chacińskiego (Polifonia/Polityka):Pierwsza – historię Stelli Chiweshe związaną z jej najstarszymi nagraniami z lat 70. Nieznanymi dotąd, bo choć dziś pochodząca z Zimbabwe (urodzona jeszcze w Rodezji) Chiweshe ma 72 lata, mieszka w Niemczech i pozostaje jedną z ikonicznych postaci world music, to początki jej kariery należały do wyjątkowo niespokojnych. Przede wszystkim zaczynała grać na miejscowej odmianie mbiry w latach 60., przełamując stereotyp mówiący o tym, że na tym instrumencie kobiety grać nie powinny – męscy nauczyciele nie chcieli jej pomóc. Co więcej, na początku lat 70. brała udział – już grając na mbirze – w ceremoniach ściganych przez miejscowe prawo. Materiał z tej płyty, na który po części składają się niezwykle transowe, dłuższe utwory (Mayaya), wychodzi od tamtych mistycznych wpływów. I poprzedza utwory z czasów, które dały Chiweshe światową popularność. Tę zdobyła dopiero jako solistka National Dance Company of Zimbabwe, doprowa...

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Gaye Su Akyol - Istikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Gaye Su Akyol - Istikrarlı Hayal Hakikat...

Nowa płyta tureckiej artystki. Premiera: 09-11-2018. With the release of her first international album “Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu” (2016), Gaye Su Akyol established herself as one of Turkey’s most compelling young voices and most exhilarating sonic explorers. Her work as a singer-songwriter, producer and audio/visual conceptualist, simultaneously navigates the storied past, the hyper-connected present and the unscripted future. Growing up in cosmopolitan Istanbul listening to Anatolian music icon Selda Bağcan and Kurt Cobain in equal measure, Akyol skipped right over the tired Oriental/Occidental paradigmatic clichés. Gaye’s music was global in concept and local in spirit and nuance right from the very beginning. Following the widespread critical acclaim for “Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu” Gaye and her sublime band spent 18 months travelling up and down Turkey, Europe and the Middle and Far East sharing with audiences a vibrant mix of raki laced traditional balladry, futurist surf and post-pu...

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Fofoulah - Daega Rek [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Fofoulah - Daega Rek [vinyl 180g + downl...

Premiera: 09-11-2018 The London based afro-dub ensemble Fofoulah, have followed-up their trailblazing debut album (“Fofoulah”/Glitterbeat 2014) with an even more shapeshifting and adventurous recording. Slippery sabar beats, dystopian electronics and echoing, shamanic chants ratchet up both the dub quotient and the dramatic tension. Creating a soundworld that is both earthy and urban, futurist and rooted – the new album “Daega Rek” (The Truth) is brought into sharp focus by the rhythms and vocals of Gambian sabar drummer Kaw Secka and the vivid production of keyboardist/saxophonist Tom Challenger. After the release of their self-titled first album, the band played extensively in the U.K. and Europe where – spontaneously – every concert would see Kaw Secka rise to the microphone (with his tama – a talking drum) and rap over the last song, cuing rhythmic patterns for the group to play in unison (called Bakas). It was decided to take this exploratory part of the shows forward into the n...

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Refree - La otra mitad [vinyl + downloadcode]

Refree - La otra mitad [vinyl + download...

Premiera: 25.02.2019 1. Que te vayas (1’29”)2. Dar a Luz (3’09”)3. Ramírez 11012017 (1’44”)4. La otra mitad (1’52”)5. LG0 24022017 (1’11”)6. Telecaster 01032017b (3’38”)7. Niño perdío (1’23”)8. Barbacoa (1’20”)9. Tiranía (1’25”)10. Ramírez 19022017b (1’40”)11. Ramírez 19022017a (2’57”)12. Fandangos Negros (4’59”)13. Cuando salga el sol (3’40”)14. LG0 28022017 (3’56″)15. Mariscar (2’45”) The Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida said, more or less, that “an artist should always try to do what he still does not know how to do.” Without actually knowing this quotation but only the sensation and the wakefulness behind it, Refree’s musical art seems to subscribe word for word to Chillida’s edict. Having spent the last years as an inspired facilitator for, and co-creator with, a plethora of storied musicians (American songwriter Josh Rouse, the aforementioned Cruz, Ranaldo, Rosalía and many more), in 2017 Refree undertook the production of two instrumental leaning 10-inch solo EPs. The first o...

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Kel Assouf - Black Tenere [vinyl + downloadcode]

Kel Assouf - Black Tenere [vinyl + downl...

Premiera: 25.02.2019Bartek Chaciński (Polityka) na Polifonii pisze tak:KEL ASSOUF Black Tenere, Glitterbeat 2019, 7-8/10 Jeśli wchodzi riff, po którym spodziewacie się Rage Against The Machine, tymczasem pojawia się wyklaskiwany rytm i chóralne wokale w tradycyjnym stylu (zapewne też o jakimś rodzaju buntu), to pewnie jesteście w kręgu Tishoumaren. A na razie w tej kategorii geograficznej – okolice Sahary, pustynny blues, wiadomo – jest to najlepsze, co się w tym roku ukazało. Anana Harouna grał w Tinariwen, nowy zespół założył w Belgii i bez większego problemu działa w Europie, zatrudniając muzyków związanych z tuareskim bluesem. Black Tenere formacji Kel Assouf to kolejna płyta, która pokazuje, że jesteśmy daleko od pierwszych etapów fascynacji muzyką Tuaregów – żeby zwrócić na siebie uwagę, trzeba dużego wysiłku, zestawu bardzo różnorodnych kompozycji, bardzo dynamicznego grania. Rozpiętość w tej ostatniej dziedzinie robi tu wrażenie – od niemal ciężkiego rocka w kilku momentach, po...

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Mekons - Deserted [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Mekons - Deserted [vinyl 180g + download...

Premiera: 29.03.2019, już można zamawiać. Ta legendarna grupa z Leeds pisała historię muzyki współczesnej od 40 lat jako radykalni innowatorzy muzyki punkowej i muzyki korzeni. Ich nowy album został nagrany na pustynnym terenie Joshua Tree w Kalifornii. Powrót jednego z najważniejszych zespołów rock and rolla na świecie. Kiedy punk eksplodował w Londynie, szybko i zuchwale i pełen furii, w Leeds pojawili się Mekons. Single takie jak „Where Were You” i „Never Been in a Riot” (oba z 1978 roku) były nawet dla sceny punkowej czymś nowym i świeżym. Post-punkiem, zanim powstała konieczność stosowania słowa "post". Deserted by Mekons Tracklista;01. Lawrence Of California (04:37)02. Harar 1883 (03:12)03. Into The Sun (04:55)04. How Many Stars (04:02)05. In The Desert (04:50)06. Mirage (04:55)07. Weimar Vending Machine (06:02)08. Andromeda (04:27)09. After The Rain (05:01)“There’s never been a band quite like the Mekons. Unmarred by breakups or breakouts, undefined by genre, geography, or e...

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Ifriqiyya Electrique - Laylet el Booree [vinyl 180g LP + downloadcode]

Ifriqiyya Electrique - Laylet el Booree ...

Premiera: 29.03.2019Nowa płyta sensacyjnego zespołu z Tunezji, łączącego transową saharyjską tradycję, tunezyjską muzyką Banga z europejską szkołą industrialu i noise. Niektórzy mówią, że to afrykańskie Young Gods czy Einstürzende Neubauten. To tylko połowa prawdy, bo w ich muzyce i występach na żywo znajdziemy także echa The Cramps czy Killing Joke, ale Ifriqiyya Electrique to zupełnie nowa jakość. Mogli się o tym przekonać widzowie ich koncertów w 2018 roku w Lublinie na festiwalu Inne Brzmienia oraz w Warszawie na Skrzyżowaniu Kultur. Dziki, pełen pasji, plemienny rytuał, atrakcyjny zarówno dla tych od afro-beatu jak i tych od industrialu i noise i techno. Taka jest też ich nowa płyta:Laylet El Booree by Ifriqiyya Electrique01. Mashee Kooka (2:33)02. He Eh Lalla (3:36)03. Beesmeellah Beedeet (4:52)04. Moola Nefta (5:50)05. Habeebee Hooa Jooani (4:46)06. Nafta Naghara (5:07)07. Danee Danee (3:38)08. Wa Salaat Alih Hannabee Mohammad (1:37)09. Mabbrooka (5:11) Wiosną 2019 roku zespół ...

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Altin Gün - Gece [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Altin Gün - Gece [vinyl 180g + downloadc...

Premiera: 24.05.201901. Yolcu (2:38) 02. Vay Dünya (4:18) 03. Leyla (3:17) 04. Anlatmam Derdimi (4:12) 05. Şoför Bey (3:15) 06. Derdimi Dökersem (3:53) 07. Kolbastı (3:26) 08. Ervah-ı Ezelde (4:45) 09. Gesi Bağları (2:02) 10. Süpürgesi Yoncadan (5:30)Recenzja Bartka Chacińskiego (Polifonia/Polityka):Drużyna niby turecka, ale jednak trochę holenderska, bo zespół działa w Amsterdamie, a założyciel Altın Gün, basista Jasper Verhulst, był po prostu fanem anatolijskiego rocka i chciał taką muzykę grać. W pierwszym momencie dużo więc zależy od tego, czy i my taką muzykę lubimy – jeśli nie, oswajanie się z konwencją może zająć chwilę. Kto lubi, prawdopodobnie zakocha się od pierwszego odsłuchu, bo turecki saz znakomicie mija się tu z gitarą elektryczną, sekcja gra funkowo, w stylu lat 70., zresztą w finale płyty zespół przez chwilę brzmi wręcz jak światowe gwiazdy estrady tamtej epoki, czyli Abba. Poza tym fragmentem mamy śpiewaną po turecku głosem kobiecym lub męskim (wymiennie: Merve Daşdem...

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Park Jiha - Philos [vinyl 180g + dowloadcode]

Park Jiha - Philos [vinyl 180g + dowload...

Premiera: 26.06.2019Park Jiha’s debut album “Communion” – released internationally by tak:til last year – drew well deserved attention to the young Korean instrumentalist/composer’s vivid soundworld. The widely acclaimed album graced 2018 critics lists at The WIRE, Pop Matters and The Guardian. Her new album “Philos”– which she calls an evocation of her “love for time, space and sound” –is every bit as inventive, elegant and transcendent as her debut. While Park Jiha’s music is often contextualized by its kinship with minimalism, ambient and chamber jazz, her creative backbone is Korean traditional music. Jiha formally studied both its theory and practice and has mastered three of its most emblematic instruments: “I play a traditional Korean instrument called piri which is like an oboe. Piri is a double reed bamboo flute so it can be quite loud. But I also choose saenghwang (mouth organ), yanggeum (hammered dulcimer), percussion or vocal according to the type of music I’m composing. ...

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Sirom - A Universe that Roasts Blossoms for a Horse [vinyl 180g + downloadcode]

Sirom - A Universe that Roasts Blossoms ...

Premiera: 30-08-2019 Slovenian ‘imaginary folk’ instrumental trio return with a kaleidoscopic third album. Handmade and global instrumentation meets fearless sound exploration. ‘I feel many musicians fear seeing a melody fall apart, but I find it enjoyable. It is only then that it can turn into something new’ – Ana Kravanja ‘We don’t want to play something that sounds like it already exists’ – Samo Kutin There’s a sequence in Memoryscapes, a lovely short film, in which Širom set about fashioning music from a pile of pots, pans, saucepan lids and empty cans of supermarket lager on the kitchen table. It’s the band in microcosm: cracked, insistent beats, rhythm chasing rhythm, a deadly serious playfulness, and the intimacy of close friendship undercut by the sense of emergency of a flashing torch. Širom are all about the head and the hand, and the dark that always pushes against the light. We’re around another kitchen table now, and the three members of the band – Ana Kravanja, Samo...

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