Various ‎– Staring Into The Sun - Ethiopian Tribal Music

Sublime Frequencies ‎– SF074
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation


A1 Borana Tribe* Borana Singing Wells 3:32
A2 Konso Tribe* Konso Lyre Song 4:02
A3 Tsemay Tribe* Tsemay Song 0:53
A4 Habesha 2000 Band Habesha Traditional Song 1 2:20
B1 Dirashe Tribe* Dirashe Syncopated Panpipes 7:51
B2 Azmari (2) Masinko Song 4:08
B3 Dirashe Tribe* Dirashe Drum Song 3:27
C1 Mursi Tribe* Mursi Song 3:55
C2 Dirashe Tribe* Dirashe Lyre Dance 5:47
C3 Gedeo Tribe* Gedeo Vocals 2:45
C4 Habesha 2000 Band Habesha Traditional Song 2 2:53
D1 Konso Tribe* Konso Lyre & Percussion Song 4:11
D2 Dorze Tribe* Dorze Song 4:11
D3 Gedeo Tribe* Gedeo Lyre & Percussion Song 2:41
D4 Habesha 2000 Band Habesha Traditional Song 3 4:43

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In semi-glossy gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 51937 41631 9
  • Barcode (Side A): SF074-1 A S-81880 MASTERDISK
  • Barcode (Side B): SF074-1 B S-81881 MASTERDISK
  • Barcode (Side C): SF074-1 C S-81882 MASTERDISK
  • Barcode (Side D): SF074-1 D S-81883 MASTERDISK

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February 8, 2013

Pieces on this compilation could just as easily find itself on a Shandar release of American 1970s serialism as on Sublime Frequencies compilation from Ethiopia. Its climax is probably ‘Dirashe Syncopated Panpipes’, where mesmerizing syncopation is made all the more alarming with buzzing bursts of horns and voice. Quite unlike the normal fare exhibited by the label (I do not say that begrudgingly whatsoever), Olivia Wyatt has found material equally as raw as the psychedelic guitar jams from Niger, but almost completely free of western influence. An amazing pair of records.