Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Sahara Swing (2008)

Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Sahara Swing (2008)
Artist: Karl Hector & The Malcouns
Album: Sahara Swing
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Psychedelic, Afrobeat
Origin: Germany
Released: 2008
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
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Transition >J< Sahara Swing Psycles Transition >I< Koloko Pt. 1 Debere Transition >Z< Jabore Pt. 3 Mystical Brotherhood Timely Interuption Transition >B< Mellow (Version) Rush Hour Transition >W< Toure Samar Passau Run DOWNLOAD ALBUM

It would be glib–yet not inaccurate–to dub Sahara Swing an exercise in Fela-Can synthesis, and be done with it. The 19-track disc abounds with Afro-Germanic funk from this Munich-based ensemble led by Karl Hector (Funk Pilots) and Poets of Rhythm/Whitefield Brothers guitarist Jay Whitefield. All of the 10 players assembled here are steeped in the mystical ways of the One, and they invest these sweet Tony Allen-meets-Jaki Liebezeit rhythms with urgency. The vibrant horn section’s studied Africa ’70’s heroic gestures while Whitefield has honed his chattering, wah-ed guitar licks to machete sharpness. Bo Baral’s drums–embellished by Hector and Thomas Myland’s picante percussion–are simultaneously loose-limbed and rigorous, generating a joy tempered by humid paranoia. It’s party music that sets you on edge–and it’s crucial.
by Dave Segal