Fwa Épi Saj​è​s

  • Cat No: ICE 020
  • 2023-01-18



レアレコード、特にカリブ海のマニアックなレコードの発掘に定評のあるカナダの〈Invisible City Editions〉から、グアドラループのローカルCDリリース、シンセサイザーと民族音楽がミックスされた1998年の「Fwa Épi Saj​è​s」をアナログ化!

Moundjahka ensembleによるアフロ・カリビアンなGwo-ka(グウォッカ)のリズムと、シンセサイザーサウンドの出会い。プログレッシヴなトランスアンビエント、ジョン・ハッセルの4TH WORLDも彷彿させるイマジナリーな素晴らしいサウンド。 (サイトウ)

Limited vinyl pressing in collaboration with Rico Toto. Artwork by Floating Bstrd.

Invisible City Editions continues our 10 year anniversary in adventurous sounds. We are thrilled to announce the re-release of Rico Toto’s 1993 CD recording Fwa Épi Sajès. Mind melting synthesizers and drum machines fuse with ancient Guadeloupe Gwo-ka rhythms in this musical endeavour Rico Toto describes as “Electro-ka.” The improvised live instruments of the Moundjahka ensemble meld with electronic abstraction to create a psychedelic, immersive digital diaspora dream state. With nods to Jon Hassell’s’ atmospheric soundscapes, YMO and Baldelli / TBC Cosmic mixtapes, this selection of songs encompasses an entire spectrum of moods and sounds. The A side begins with fourth-world tropical percussions, opening with sounds of nature in “Jungle Meditation” and leading into the downtempo summer synthpop jam “Yadadé.” The B side takes a darker turn, starting off with the deep chugging rhythms of “Rawal Pindi” and continuing even deeper with synth sounds and haunting vocals that culminates into the dreamy meditative final track, “Golgotha.”

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