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V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) - Mystic Soundz from Afrika. Lost Field Recordings 1960-1973

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Lost in Space Records LP-01
Release Year: 2012
Note: collection of rare music field recordings made by ethnologists in Ethopia, Zaire, Ghana, Ivory Coast, etc... subtle poly-rhythms, unusual vocal material & chants, exotic melodies performed on selfmade harps & flutes, energetic & beautiful !!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €20.00

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"Hypnotic selection of rare field recordings from Ethiopia, Ghana, Zare, Togo, Dahomey and Ivory Coast. All of the tracks were recorded by various occidental ethnologists between 1960 and 1973. The music of this collection is really crazy and rarely heard: handmade instruments and surprising vocals sound resolutely modern, so that some songs may be confused with early industrial tones. The cover by Jean Attali, reflects perfectly the strange atmosphere that emerges from this unbelievable set." [label info]

'Lost Field Recordings 1960-1973'. Artwork by Jean Attali.
Great collection of field recordings from Ethiopia, Zare, Ivory Coast, Togo and Dahomey.
Tracks (unknown artists):
Side 1:
01 Drum Dirge (Ethiopia, 1971)
02 Misengu (Zare, 1973)
03 Guji Men Chorus (Ethiopia, 1965)
04 Bagana (Ethiopia, 1971)
05 Forked-Harp (Ivory Coast, 1965)
06 Landa Orchestra (Togo, 1972)
07 Flute Ensemble (Ethiopia, 1967).
Side 2:
01 Tiger Recitative (Ethiopia, 1967)
02 Amharic Love Song (Ethiopia, 1971)
03 Somba Tipenti (Dahomey, 1963)
04 Berba Music (Dahomey, 1965)
05 Kondana (Togo, 1960).