Friday, September 10, 2010

Song of The Day #112

"Africa" by Oliver Lake/NTU

This track's all I know by Mr. Lake, but I should really look into more of his material on account of this piece here is pretty flippin' awesome. It starts like a work of modern minimalism before devolving, or rather evolving (depending o how you look at it), into a chaotic mess of African sounds and rhythms before devolving, or perhaps evolving, into a post-bop/pre-fusion Afro-jazz excursion. I figured it was from the late-60s or early '70s by its sound, but I was still a little surprised when I learned that it's from '71. I'm always surprised when I hear older music this unique and contemporary, though.

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