Episode 44

Episode 44 was originally posted on April 8, 2019.



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01) “Coloured Dreams” by Ruphus.

From the 1973 album New Born Day.

Oslo, Norway.

Ruphus were a Progressive Rock band from Norway. They put out several albums.

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02) “Kuka” by Ibibio Sound Machine.

From the 2019 album Doko Mien.

London, U.K.

The group’s Facebook page says:

“Fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk & disco and modern post-punk & electro.”

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03) “Übergleich, Part 1” by Minami Deutsch.

From the 2015 album Minami Deutsch.

Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese krautrock band.

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04) “Picnic (Moger)” by Kumasi.

From the 2015 album I Know You Feel It.

Johannesburg South Africa.

According to Pan African Music:

“Kumasi was a band from South Africa in the early 80’s. A pseudonym for the members of Stimela & The Cannibals, they recorded these songs anonymously to avoid legal trouble with the major label they had signed with. There’s a special something in these songs that was hardly rivaled in South African disco recordings – The uninhibited vocals, the unwavering rhythm section, even a touch of humor.”

The Bandcamp page says:

“Kumasi was a band from 1980's South Africa. Comprised of Ray Phiri (song-writing, guitar, vocals), Jabu Sibumbe (bass), Lloyd Lelosa (keys) and Isaac Mtshali (percussion) this was a lost project from the members of SA heavyweight bands "The Cannibals" and "Stimela". They penned Kumasi somewhere in-between the transition from "The Cannibals" to "Stimela" due to being contractually unable to record music with any label besides their major, Gallo. Kumasi remained an anonymous effort until now.”

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06) “CHOOSE GO!” by Chai.

From the 2019 album Punk.

Nagoya Japan.

The band’s Facebook page says:

“Think of all things in the color "Pink", an excessive appetite for "Gyoza" aka dumplings, a genre-less sound, with lyrics centered on "Self-Empowerment" and re-defining the word, "Kawaii" or cute, and you'll only think of CHAI.”

  • Visit the band’s official website.

  • Visit the band at Facebook.

  • Follow the group at Twitter.

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