Hailu Mergia ‎– Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye

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Shemonmuanaye 6:40
Sewnetuwa 6:08
Laloye 5:56
Wegene 5:29
Hari Meru Meru 5:46
Amrew Demkew 6:32
Anchin Alay Alegn 6:27
Ambasel 3:49
Hebo Lale 4:43
Belew Beduby 4:25
Shilela 3:24

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naggini

naggini

March 18, 2017
referencing Shemonmuanaye, 2xLP, RE, RM, ATFA006, #006, ATFA006LP 1, ATFA004

So good. Mystical arabic grooves and melodies over super lo-fi beats.
Bradx

Bradx

February 10, 2016
referencing Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye, CD, Album, RE, ATFA006
One of the best reissues of recent years, in its field.
In my opinion better than the highly-rated Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue album which ploughs a similar furrow.
Repetitive organ melodies float eternally over minimal beatbox rhythms, sometimes with the addition of mechanical handclaps.
Pumping basslines and synthetic, pulsing keyboard work seem to manufacture a timeless, still zone of peace.
Like an African Terry Riley.... simple yet complex at the same time in it's undulating interweaving melodies.
One for a hot summer's day, just press the 'repeat' button on your CD player.