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artwork Invisible System
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Harper Diabate || 2009 || $ | | ¥ +p&p

Made in Ethiopia.

'Exotic mythology flung into outer space…' 2008 Ethiopian Music Festival performers Invisible System meld and fuse…

Traditional Ethiopian vocals and instruments meet Euro powerhouse dub, dance, rock, drum 'n' bass, psychedelia, electronica and live music - the modern, the electronic - with brass. The artistic outcome of years of foreign aid work in Mali and Ethiopia, reviews proclaim it startlingly original, wonderfully strange and slightly otherworldly - with sturdy vocals, brooding intensity and moments of electrifying mystique - a mind-blowing rave classic, a pleasing headiness to its rough charm.

Ethiopians such as Mahmoud Ahmed and Bahta Gebrehiwot (Ethiopiques) and Hilaire Chabby (Baba Maal), meet Europeans including current or former members of Eat Static, Ozric Tentacles, Here & Now, Zion Train and many [more…]

Tracks: [64'09]
  1. Hode Baba : I'm Worried He's Moving [6'02] -
  2. Fiten Azorkugn : I Turned My Face Away [5'49] -
  3. Melkam Kehonelish : If That Is What You Want [4'06]
  4. Sewbekagn : How Can I Forget You [7'51]
  5. Giba Wedebet : Come Inside [7'34] -
  6. Min Atefahu : What Have I Done Wrong? [5'19] -
  7. Yeteleye Fikir : Love In Harar [3'49] -
  8. Ewnetun Nigeregn : Tell Me The Truth [4'22]
  9. Gondar [4'26]
  10. Sintun Ayehu Bante : Because Of You I Faced So Many Challenges [4'11] -
  11. Milash Situgn : Give Me An Answer [5'55]
  12. Dankira : Dance City Boy [4'45]
Personnel :
  • Dan Harper {groove engineer and producer}
Special Guests :
  • Mamoud Ahmed - (Ethiopiques) {BBC3 World Music Award Winner}
  • Bahta Gebrehiwot - (Ethiopiques)
  • Hilaire Shabby - (Baba Maal)
  • Justin Adams - (Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation, ex Jah Wobble's Invaders)
  • Tsedenia, Mimi, Tarmeg and Sami - (Ethiopians, since signed to Realworld Records)
  • Joie Hinton - (ex-Eat Static, Ozric Tentacles, Here and Now, InVerse Gravity Vehicle)
  • Martin Cradick - (Baka Beyond, ex-Outback)
  • Captain Sensible - (The Damned)
  • Ed Wynne - (Ozric Tentacles, Noden Inctus)
  • Simon Hinkler - (ex-The Mission)
  • Dubulah - (ex-Transglobal Underground, Temple of Sound, Natasha Atlas, etc.)
  • Perch - (Zion Train)
  • Juldeh Camara - (Justin Adam, Realworld, etc.)
  • Elmer Thudd - (ex-Loop Guru)
  • Gary Woodhouse - (The Rhythmites)