Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Tamanrasset EP on Now-Again

Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Tamanrasset EP on Now-Again

  • May 04, 2011

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KARL HECTOR & THE MALCOUNS - TAMANRASSET EP (Now-Again Records)

Exclusive vinyl-only EP by the  world-psych-funk ensemble; original artwork by Kevin Lyons screen printed by Hit & Run. Limited to 1000 copies.

For all intents and purposes, Karl Hector might as well be another nom-de-plume of Jay Whitefield (producer and guitarist for the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers) who, along with Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlija, founded Karl Hector and The Malcouns in the early 2000s. Alongside Bo Baral, other members of the Poets of Rhythm and crack Munich-based session musicians, Whitefield, Myland and Curlija crafted nearly twenty tracks for their debut, Sahara Swing, an album that swung with influences from across the African diaspora.
 
The trio will now release a series of vinyl-only EPs – of which Tamanrasset is the first – that will culminate in their second album. Tamanrasset‘s five songs demonstrate The Malcouns’ deft handling of musics from Eastern and Northern Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk; the song “Girma’s Lament” -  its title an homage to the great Ethiopian pianist, arranger and vocalist Girma Beyene -  is a great representation.
Tracklist:
 
A1. El Gusto
A2. Tamanraset
A3. M'Hammath
B1. Girma's Lament
B2. Wajeer Ta Hoose

MP3: Karl Hector and the Malcouns - Girma’s Lament

ALSO FROM KARL HECTOR
Sahara Swing Album (Now-Again)