Barney Willen* ‎– Moshi

Saravah ‎– SH 10028.10029
2 × Vinyl, LP


A1 Moshi 17:00
A2 Guilde's Song To Binkirri 2:55
B1 Gardenia Devil 6:00
B2 14 Temps 4:50
B3 Bamako Koulikaro 3:50
B4 Afrika Freak Out 6:20
C1 Zombizar 7:20
C2 El Hadji 0:24
C3 Chechaoun 12:00
D1 Tindi Abalessa 10:25
D2 El Hadji 1:00
D3 Balandji In Bobo 3:06
D4 Sannu Ne Gheinyo 5:20
D5 El Hadji 0:20

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Gatefold cover.
"Gardenia Devil" is taken from a poem of the chinese people. All other uncredited composed by tracks based on traditional folk songs.

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SHL 35 Barney Wilen Moshi(CD, Album, RE) Saravah SHL 35 France Unknown Sell This Version
OMCX-1012 Barney Wilen Moshi(CD, Album, RE) Saravah, Omagatoki OMCX-1012 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
OMCX-1216 Barney Willen* Moshi(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Omagatoki OMCX-1216 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
SH 1028/29 Barney Wilen Moshi(2xLP, Album, RE) Saravah SH 1028/29 France 1987 Sell This Version
035 Barney Wilen Moshi(CD, Album, RE) Mantra 035 France Unknown Sell This Version


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February 20, 2018
the DVD is bizarre, but the Souffle Continu reissue is a treasure. one of the best records of all time and reissued just right.


March 3, 2017
Originally released on Saravah in 1972, Barney Wilen's Moshi is an album absolutely deserving of its legend. This is the sound of complete disregard for borders between cultures or genres. For this deluxe reissue, Souffle Continu has remastered the original double LP and included a booklet and DVD of De Bendern's never-before-available private documentary of the trip that led to Moshi's conception. Limited to 1000 copies.



January 24, 2017
to be repressed soon on 2Lp + DVD on the mighty french label SouffleContinu Records


December 7, 2016
In 1970 Barney Wilen assembled a team of filmmakers, technicians and musicians to travel to Africa for the purpose of recording the music of the native pygmy tribes. Upon returning to Paris two years later, he created Moshi, a dark, eccentric effort fusing avant jazz sensibilities with African rhythms, ambient sound effects and melodies rooted in American blues traditions. Cut with French and African players including guitarist Pierre Chaze, pianist Michel Graillier and percussionist Didier Leon, this is music with few precedents or followers, spanning from extraterrestrial dissonance to earthbound, streetlegal funk. Wilen pays little heed to conventional structure, assembling tracks like "Afrika Freak Out" and "Zombizar" from spare parts of indeterminate origins.