Hailu Mergia ‎– Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye

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Awesome Tapes From Africa ‎– ATFA006
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Tracklist

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

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Notes

Gatefold papersleeve, with liner notes. Originally released on cassette in 1985.

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  • Barcode: 656605560427

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Bradx

Bradx

February 10, 2016
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.