Music From Memory present an EP made up of a collection of tracks made by Denis Mpunga and Paul K that were initially spread out over several very rare compilations released in the 1980s. All put together with a few unreleased tracks from the master reels these tracks push together traditional African music with experimental electronics.
Vinyl LP £14.49 MFM 019
180g vinyl LP on Music From Memory. Includes a few previously unreleased songs that were found on the original master tapes.
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8/10 Andy 22nd May 2017
This is another essential release from the ever reliable Music From Memory, though don't expect the beatless ambience of Gaussian Curve, or the abstract experimentation of Suso Saiz. This is a blast of funky electronic boogie.
Not quite an album (some of these tracks are fairly short) but much more than an EP, this is an unexpected treat. MFM can be a little 'serious' if I'm being picky, this, much like the Napolean Cherry release a couple I years ago should be filed under fun (k).
Leftfield electro boogie, synths, slinky baselines and a lo-fi ethic make this a pleasure of a listen - I just wish there was a little more of it.
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