Announcing: Karl Hector & The Malcouns on Now-Again
Afrodelic Kraut Funk from the minds behind the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers
- June 02, 2008
Release date: July 9, 2008. CD, 2LP, Digital
Now-Again Records follows up The Heliocentrics’ percussive excursions into the astral realms of psychedelia with an album of Afro-tinged funk music originating from the Southern Sahara and recorded in Germany.
Karl Hector has, to date, only appeared on one 7-inch, from 1996, as the leader of the Funk Pilots. For this album, he has teamed up with Jay Whitefield (producer and guitarist for the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, and founder of the now defunct Hotpie & Candy Records) and Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlija, founders of The Malcouns.
Alongside Bo Baral, other members of the Poets of Rhythm and crack Munich- based session musicians, Whitefield, Myland and Curlija have crafted nearly twenty tracks that follow the musical roads that Hector has travelled. The underlying groove that ties these ideas together, of course, is as rooted in James Brown as it is Fela Kuti. As informed by Mulatu Astatke of Ethiopia as it is by Jean-Claude Vannier and Can. This is an album of the world. Not “world music” – but that will appeal to any culture ever transfixed by rhythm on “the one.”
01. When The Sun Breaks Through
03. Followed Path
04. Transition >J<
05. Sahara Swing
07. Transition >I<
08. Koloko Pt. 1
10. Transition >Z<
11. Jabore Pt. 3
12. Mystical Brotherhood
13. Timely Interuption
14. Transition >B<
15. Mellow (Version)
16. Rush Hour
17. Transition >W<
18. Toure Samar
19. Passau Run
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