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7" on Casual Acid Tea in silk-screened sleeves.
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Here's the third instalment of Casual Acid Tea's excellent 'Secret History of Kind Men' series, in which modern artists cover pieces from the epic 'Secret History of Mankind' archive. This one has a band called Residual Echoes interpreting tracks called 'Gungru Tarang' by Master Manamar Barve of India and 'Khar Shabi' by T Tazylova of Tajikstan. The former has a simple and hypnotic drum groove with industriously plodding bass, subtly twinkling guitar, and a nice scrapey viola leading the way with an addictive Eastern melody.
Overleaf 'Khar Shabi' is a dusty and exotic piece with vocals and viola playing a beguiling unison melody over sparingly plucked overdriven guitar and a stoical drum groove. Halfway through it bursts briefly into a faster and more energetic passage, and then deteriorates into cymbal swells, mournful strings and disgraceful guitar twangs. Even better than the A side.
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