Album Review

Mystic Soundz of Afrika [coll] – [Lost In Space Records]

abacus   6/25/2013   12-inch, International


The title says it all… Sacred sonic incantations from cosmic cultures of a lost era. With little to no information to be found on this record it is so enigmatic I wonder if it’s even real. Regardless, there’s ancient knowledge and custom embedded on these cuts, especially the vocal tracks that offer a glimpse into the minds of these otherworldly characters. Like the frantic recitations on B1 or the ‘Guji Men Chorus’ track of droning vocal chant layering, which sounds great alongside the swirling flute serenade set in reverse on A7. The variety of handmade instruments all sound like alien kalimbas, harps and horns of all sorts; strange and perplexing tones that almost have no relation to our modern instruments. B2 offers an epic love song that is mysteriously heart-squeezing. The music here is hypnotic, beautiful and surreal. An amazing find, could not recommend enough…

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