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The Shaolin Afronauts - Journey Through Time - out on Freestyle Records



The Shaolin Afronauts Journey Through Time
The Shaolin Afronauts - Journey Through Time
(12"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR091, 2011-02-28

The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in late early 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period the Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same fire and intensity. Their spirited performances have fast gained a reputation as some of the most exciting live shows around. Though there is something refreshing and original about the Afronauts, their music could be described as somewhere in between the heavy Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Ethio-Jazz of Mulatu Astatke. This debut 12 inch precedes the forthcoming album Flight of The Ancients which promises to put Australian Afrobeat on the map!

The Shaolin Afronauts Journey Through Time
The Shaolin Afronauts - Journey Through Time
(12"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR091, 2011-02-28

Tracklisting :
A1. Journey Through Time
B1. Kibo

Journey Through Time - The Shaolin Afronauts(FSR091) by Freestyle Records

Links :
shaolinafronauts.com
facebook.com/pages/The-Shaolin-Afronauts/191646987518275
myspace.com/theshaolinafronauts
Interview on lunamagazine.com
soundcloud.com/ross-mchenry
freestylerecords.co.uk
myspace.com/freestylerecordsuk
soundcloud.com/freestyle-records
facebook.com/group.php?gid=2397625339
facebook.com/pages/Freestyle-Records/126130671970
twitter.com/freestylerecrds
Distribution : kudosrecords.co.uk

Press Release :
The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in early 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period, the Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same fire and intensity.

Though there is something refreshing and original about the Afronauts, their music could be described as somewhere in between the heavy Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Ethio-Jazz of Mulatu Astatke.

This debut 12 inch single combines all these elements, Journey Through Time having a hypnotic, spiritual feel, whilst the B side Kibo is totally exclusive to this 12 inch single, and is an upbeat positive groove, both tracks only hinting at the delights the forthcoming album Flight Of The Ancients (FSRCD/LP085) will contain.

Reviews :
"Amazing afrobeat fusion release! Great sound and recording and definitely a great combination of heavy dancefloor rhythms and laid back grooves! Love it" - Jazz & Milk (Dusty)

"Killer Afro-Jazz with a nice psychedelic twist ...Could be right out of 70s Nigeria" - (DJ Richie Vegas)

"Exactly the sort of thing I want to hear. Jazz infused Afrobeat of the highest order." - Funk & Soul Hour (NYC) (Mr Jason)

"WOW, if this is the single I can't wait for the album!" - Powerfm.org (DJ Nelito)

"Move over Daptone, there's an afro-beat revolt goin' on Down Under! Digable, danceable, and delectable - a highly combustive combination" - KDHX 88 1 FM (Christopher Lawyer)

"Great combo of funk and afrobeat that has swagger and attitude; well done!" - Urban Landscapes Show (Velanche)

"Love this! Fantastic release!" - First Word Recordings (Aly Gillani)

"Afrobeat and Ethipia Golden 70's mixed with some contemporanous sound seems great! This "Journey Through Time" gives me a good feeling of what will be the forthcoming album. A good sonorous wedding of different styles." - Magia Negra Radio Show (João Gaspar)

"Ok, I think this is the first time I've given 5 stars for a Freestyle Release and I would give it more if I could. These tunes just sit right with everything at the moment, some serious groove comin' from these cats. LOVE IT!!! I will be playing this for months if not years to come...." - Black & Blue Radio Show (Paul Gamblin)

"Afrodizz to The Shaolin Afronauts, Freestyle = Afrobeat sorted" - www.starpointradio.com (Paul 'Abbo' Abbott)
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2DC 2DC ·  09 April 2011, 11:49

The EP is not a patch on the experience of seeing these guys live... looking forward to the album though!!! Oh... and they're local.


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