Despite what you might think, 2009 was definitely a good year for music. A lot of interesting things happened as some new cats are embracing good music from the past and trying to push the sound further. You know, sometimes artists should not try to re-invent the wheel, they’d better start from the good music we already have and add their inspiration into it. We already talked about this guys and their amazig blend of styles based on the African sounds. I always find their music so dope and inspiring, thus this live concert from 2009 is more than welcome here. It’s deep, deeper than a submarine and it will take you high, higher than an helicopter. So let’s read a few biographical notes and then let’s dive into the music.
(from the RBMA radio website)
“Karl Hector & The Malcouns is the Afrodelic Kraut Funk outfit from the minds behind the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers. [...] With the Afro-tinged funk music originating from the southern Sahara (but recorded in southern Germany) they are following up artists like The Heliocentrics’ percussive excursions into the astral realms of psychedelia. The Poets of Rhythm have been travelling the world for almost two decades to showcase their unique formula of deep funk, which includes many different influences such as improvisations and exotic rhythms from Ethiopia to Afghanistan.”
(from the choice cuts website)
“This show is a recording from May 09 with our good friends Karl Hector & The Malcouns who have performed for us about 6 times now. One of the tightest collective of musicians we have had the fortune of playing for us, this show will take you all over the world with some of the most interesting rhythms, melodies and arrangements…Karl Hector & The Malcouns are signed to Now Again, a subsidiary of Stones Throw www.stonesthrow.com and www.choicecuts.ie for more of our live shows”
(click on the arrow to download and then go give the choice cuts dudes some props!)