Bamba Ditoualene is a near twelve minute, hypnotic, groove of percussion, guitar, voice and growling low-end electronics. Music that puts Zazou / Biyake / CY1 with Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba. A full band, or rather orchestra, with one man, Atemi, at the controls. The delivery, multilingual, and impassioned. Making me think of Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine.
My People strips things back to near accapella ambience. With haunting woodwind countered by the kind of synth detail you`ll find on Brian Eno`s remix of Massive Attack`s Protection or Mixmaster Morris` rework of Coldcut`s Autumn Leaves.
Kay Suzuki applies the future drum talk found on his own Zone, to Sortez, Les Filles! Detroit-y pads and washes. Grand Pubah`s skydiving from Venus. FK reshaping Mark Barrott`s Cascades for the dance floor. Holy Ghost`s Walk On Air. Chilled yet soaring. An entry / re-entry tune for sunset and sunrise. My only complaint might be that six and half minutes isn’t long enough. I could handle double that.
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