Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"Antibalas" (Vinyl)

The Afro-beat orchestra released their most recent album in 2012.  Calling it a return to their beat-centered roots, the album only slightly modifies their recipe from past outings.

With the increased notoriety of the Dap-tone family of artists the Antibalas stand poised to gain attention in their own rite (albeit more difficult for the vocal-less, ensemble cast production.)

I am digging the album, but I've always enjoyed the group's close knit ties to the traditional music of Africa.  With only minimal interference the continent's music takes shape into the funkiest musical traditions here in America.

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