Oh No - Dr. No's Ethiopium

Oh No - Dr. No's Ethiopium

Stones Throw Exclusive

  • September 13, 2009

The Music:
Stones Throw Exclusive $9.99, Digital album.
CD: Nov. 2009 (stonesthrow.com exclusive). LP tba.

Announced only a few weeks ago, Oh No follows up Dr. No’s Oxperiment by diving again into Egon’s record collection for a region-based instrumental beat album. This time he's offered up and album inspired-by and sampled-from rare 60s and 70s Ethiopian funk, jazz, folk, soul and psychedelic rock.

Even if you’ve never heard an instrument tuned to qenet modes[1] before, even if you’re more into ballads than you are tezetas[2], Oh No’s transformative effect on his source material will blow you away in its otherworldy funkiness. For further listening, check out Quantic and Miles Cleret's "Addis Sheckler Explosion". Learn something? It's obvious Oh No did as well.

The CD and LP version of Dr. No's Ethiopium will be an expanded version of this digital album and will be released on the same day as Intelligentsia’s Stones Throw’s Ethiopium coffee.

The Coffee:

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