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Auntie Flo – The Soniferous Garden
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Auntie Flo – The Soniferous Garden

Image: 1608426 Brian d’Souza (aka Auntie Flo) brings together an international group of musicians to explore musical differences and celebrate shared visions across two extended tracks.

Produced and arranged over an intense, collaborative two day session at the Santuri studio as part of the Ugandan Bayimba arts festival in Kampala in September 2015, the project draws on Senegalese Sabar drumming, the plaintive notes of the Adungu (a Ugandan 10 string harp) and the vocals of Gio Kiyingi, underpinned by d’Souza’s arrangements and drum programming.

The title The Soniferous Garden is taken from the writings of Canadian composer and environmentalist R Murray Schafer, a concept he defines as ‘a garden or place of acoustic delights’ – an aural space of retreat from the oppressive overabundance of acoustic information that characterizes the modern industrial world.

The two compositions are a response to this idea – drawing the listener into meandering, ever-evolving themes that weave in and out of a rhythmic base that is equal parts traditional percussion and electronic production.

The title track showcases the virtuoso Adungu playing of erstwhile Burnt Friedman collaborator Hakim Kiwanuka, and vocals from regular Highlife World Series contributor Giovanni Kremer Kiyingi whilst Rainfall On Red Earth (inspired by the vivid colours of the landscape around the studio) pushes the talking drum of Mama N’Dieck Seck Thiam to the fore. Available from 17.02.2017

Theo Parrish
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Detroit – Chicago – Berlin. Two out of three of those cities call Theo Parrish their own. Arguably one of the world’s most important underground dance music producer/DJs lends his hands to selecting and mixing a set of jazz and funk records licensed from and originally released on the Black Jazz label 1971-1976. World renowned […]

The Ricky-Tick Big Band is a noteworthy addition to the contemporary jazz scene …
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Ricky-Tick Big Band ranks among the most notable newcomers in the international jazz circuit in 2010. Led by composer/guitarist Valtteri Pöyhönen, also the leader of the successful Ricky-Tick sextet Dalindèo, the 15-strong ensemble displays a remarkable array of young talent from the Finnish jazz scene. The crux of the Ricky-Tick Big Band sound lies in […]

Junior Kelly
Friday, March 19th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Reggae’s aural landscape has undergone a dramatic transformation since 2005 when cultural themes controlled the dancehall as deejays chanted praises to Jah Rastafari and wrote songs to uplift and inspire listeners. Many artists who attained notoriety espousing these fortifying concepts promptly abandoned them when the prevailing lyrical tide took a sharp detour towards graphic violence, […]

Staff Charts 2006
Monday, December 18th, 2006 | Tags: ,
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In good ol’ tradition we asked around what Groove Attack‘s employees have been listening to in 2006. Read on ‘cuz this list is for you …

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