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PRE-ORDER ITEM : Expected January 1st 1970. This item will only be shipped to you on or after the official release date. Please note any orders containing pre-order items won't be shipped until all items are available, so please order this separately to avoid delays. Please remember that release dates are at the mercy of labels, distributors, and pressing plants and will change constantly.
A stunning new production by Mark Ernestus, drawn from his recordings with some of Senegal's greatest musicians. Djery Djery are a griot clan of Sabar drummers from Kaolack in Senegal, led by Bakane Seck, with guest players and vocalists. Djery Djery's style of Mbalax is swingeingly masterful - heady and hard-grooving, with highly complex, fiercely succinct poly-rhythms - an ancient-futuristic music, mesmeric but sharp as nails, super-charged with drama. Featuring the lovelorn vocals of guest Mbene Diatta Seck, Sabar traditions are fused with furious Afro-Cubanismo, hard funk-rock, and shards of high-life. Ernestus' nasty, hypnotic, stripped dub - a first in Mbalax - edges in the bass, profiles the talmbat and tungun drums, and scoops the sense out of the vocal. And if that's all a bit too much of a speeding ride, T++ suggests playing the dub at 33rpm - perfect for the submerged dub-techno heads.
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