Afro Celts «Seed»

Posted By: Sauri
Afro Celts «Seed» (2003)
New Age / Irish Folk / Ethnic

MP3 / 192kbit / 1:06:57 / 95.3 Mb

Previously known as the Afro Celt Sound System, the band has shortened its name to Afro Celts and has become a more mature incarnation of its former self. As the name implies, the group offers up an unlikely pairing of West African and Celtic music, with the diverse ensemble managing to make this merger seem completely natural. Boasting world class musicians who hail mostly from Africa and the UK and have performed with the likes of Van Morrison and Peter Gabriel, the band uses a startling array of instruments and guest musicians in rich, orchestral fashion. The title track features African chanting and slide guitar, while on "Deep Channel", fiddle, guitars, and mandolin pluck away to brisk techno beats, as the Javanese flute soars mightily above. "Ayub's Song" and "As You Were" feature fiddles, Uilleann pipes, nyatiti (an African harp), double bass, and brush darbouka (a Turkish drum). It may seem like an almost overwhelming blend of sonic elements, but the artistry and the spirit of the Afro Celts' sound is undeniably wonderful.

N'Faly Kouyate (vocals, kora, balafon, drums); Iarla O' Lionaird (vocals); Simon Emmerson (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, stapletone, keyboards, programming); James McNally (guitar, wooden flute, whistle, piano, keyboards, bodhran, programming); Myrdhin (harp); Emer Mayrock (Uillean pipes); Mass (keyboards, shaker, programming); Martin Russell (keyboards, programming); Johnny Kalsi (drums, tabla, percussion); Moussa Sissokho (djembe, talking drum). Additional personnel includes: Jesse Cook (guitar); Martin Hayes (fiddle); Jah Wobble (bass); Hossam Ramzy (tabla, shaker).

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Tracks 1 - 3 | 28.1 Mb (1. Cyberia; 2. Seed; 3. Nevermore)
Tracks 4 - 6 | 26.4 Mb (4. The Other Side; 5. Ayub's Song / As You Were; 6. Rise Above)
Tracks 7 - 8 | 25.1 Mb (7. Rise Above It; 8. Deep Channel)
Tracks 9 - 10 | 21.2 Mb (9. All Remains; 10. Green)