Moor Mother, Circuit City

Intense, invigorating, challenging, a swirl that might draw you to spoken word against long held notes. Or a squall, a fervour, an outpouring. Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) superb conceptually offers 'Working Machine' as uncompromising as you will hear …

Published: 26 Oct 2020. Updated: 23 months.

Intense, invigorating, challenging, a swirl that might draw you to spoken word against long held notes. Or a squall, a fervour, an outpouring. Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) superb conceptually offers 'Working Machine' as uncompromising as you will hear on any improvised music release, within Afrofuturism or not, this year. Elon Battle's vocal feature on 'Time of No Time' has an elegiac almost seraphic blissfulness following the storm. 'No More Wires' is the eventual balm of aftermath. You'll hear nothing like the powerful Circuit City in 2020. Out on Don Giovanni

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Pair of Fela Highlife Rakers tracks gain first release

Issuing label Cadillac describes key background to their recent Fela Kuti archival release. Interest in Fela has never been greater and two tracks on this release add to the early history of Fela's recording career. It is 1959. London. ''The tape …

Published: 26 Oct 2020. Updated: 23 months.

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Issuing label Cadillac describes key background to their recent Fela Kuti archival release. Interest in Fela has never been greater and two tracks on this release add to the early history of Fela's recording career. It is 1959. London.

''The tape of the very first Fela Ransome Kuti recording session has languished in a series of dusty cupboards and damp basements for 60 years. It’s a miracle that it has survived in such fine condition. The original Melodisc single, comprising side A of this release, was for long thought lost until a copy of the session acetate turned up and was reissued as part of the superb Soundway compilation Highlife on the Move (2014). However the two tracks on side B of this album have never been issued in any form and are reproduced here in all their glory for the very first time!''