Friday, April 03, 2009

Abstract Index Playlist - April 1/09

Ususally fundraising shows aren't the best time to focus on music, hence the lack of podcast this week. A major thank you to everyone who pledged - you can still do so at CIUT's website .

One welcome addition to the stack o' discs has been the unexpected new disc by NOMO, Michigan's Afro-avant groovologists. Coming at us less than a year after Ghost Rock, my first few spins have me preferring this to the previous album, which was quite strong in its own right. Both albums were recorded during the same sessions, so there shouldn't be a huge degree of difference, but I find that everybody seems to be more comfortable with the change in direction undertaken on their last album. Their Krautrock structures are even more driving and the percussion is nearly impenetrable but exquisitely tuned, which makes for some lovely raw material to be dubbed out by producer Warren DeFever.

I'm hoping to write further about the disc; I'm sure there will be much more to add as I listen more closely to another complex and funky record by one of the most played artists in the history of the Abstract Index.

invisible cities - nomo (ubiquity)
pulo pulo - jorge ben (bbe)
break out - arnie love and the lovettes (numero)
i like the way - roy ayers (bbe)
food stamps - leaf (bbe)
x rated - wicked witch (em)
mess call - pigeon funk (risque disques)
nanfulen - abdoulaye diabate & super manden (smithsonian folkways)
bizarre love triangle - occidental brothers dance band international (no label)
mujer hillandera - juaneco y su combo (barbes)
yerro mama - justin adams & juldeh camara (world village)
tour to africa - tariq abubakar & the afro nubians (rough guides)
elenska rachenista - storsveit nix noites (fat cat)
driving me backwards - parkdale revolutionary orchestra (no label)
on the road to algeria - radio i ching (resonant)
one - david mott quintet (music as energy)
church mouse - chris mcgregor trio (fledg'ling)
planetary groove - free pop electronic experience (vampisoul)
dub is my desire - fe me time allstars (pressure sounds)
let's try - heptones (heartbeat)
one more draw - friendliness & human rights (no label)
peace and love - dubmatix feat. linval thompson (7 arts)
tornado - dubmatix feat. ranking joe (7 arts)

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