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The Whitefield Brothers - Earthology



The Whitefield Brothers EarthologyThe Whitefield Brothers Earthology
The Whitefield Brothers – Earthology
(CD/LP/Digital) Now Again/Stones Throw NA5047, 2010-01-11

While In The Raw's hypnotic, defiantly psychedelic funk music was grounded in the great musical traditions of both America and Africa, Earthology finds the Brothers infusing their funk with musical traditions that span the globe. With this new album, The Whitefield Brothers - and a multitude of guests ranging from vocalists Edan, Mr. Lif, Bajka, Percee P and MED to musicians from Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Quantic, Poets of Rhythm and the Dap-Kings - blend together what might seem to be disparate music into global-psychedelic-jazz using the fierce funk their fans have grown to love.

The Whitefield Brothers Earthology
The Whitefield Brothers – Earthology
(CD/LP/Digital) Now Again/Stones Throw NA5047, 2010-01-11

Tracklisting :
01. Joyful Exaltation (feat. Bajka)
02. Safari Strut
03. Reverse Pt.2 (feat. Percee P & MED)
04. Tiasho
05. Sad Nile
06. The Gift (feat. Edan & Mr.Lif) | Download MP3
07. NTU
08. Pamukkale
09. Alin
10. Breakin Through (feat. El Michels Affair)
11. Sem Yelesh
12. Lullaby For Lagos (feat. Quantic)
13. Chich

Links :
nowagainrecords.com/whitefield-brothers
stonesthrow.com/store/album/whitefieldbrothers/earthology
myspace.com/thepoetsofrhythm

The Whitefield Brothers Earthology

Press Release :
Earthology is the long awaited follow up to The Whitefield Brothers cult-classic In The Raw. While In The Raw’s hypnotic, defiantly psychedelic funk music was grounded in the great musical traditions of both America and Africa, Earthology finds the Brothers infusing their funk (or, as the Brothers prefer it, "raw soul") with musical traditions that span the globe.

To achieve the Earthology’s unique sound, the Brothers employed an array of instruments and put in a dizzying amount of research - traveling the world, joining different bands and ethnic performing ensembles, amassing and absorbing field recordings, trawling used record bins for lost examples of global psychedelic-fusion – over a period spanning some fifteen years. Like In The Raw, Earthology is grounded by a "raw soul" band’s building blocks – drums, guitar, bass, keys and horns – but it is augmented by such exotic instruments as gongs and flutes from Asia, xylophones and string instruments from Africa and Central American percussion instruments.

The use of African polyrhythms now seems commonplace on a funk or psych album; Arabic rhythmical structures, African pentatonic scales and Oriental modes do not. The Whitefield Brothers - and a multitude of guest ranging from vocalists Edan, Mr. Lif, Bajka, Percee P and MED to musicians from Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Quantic and the Dap-Kings - set these elements in a modern context and, over the course of thirteen, dense tracks, blend them with the fierce funk their fans have grown to love.

Biography :
The Poets Of Rhythm are a funk/soul/afro-beat group out of Germany. They have released many 45's and two LP's since the early 90's. They are known for their attentive approach to recording as well as drawing from many rhythmic and melodic influences, the end result being their own addictive style and sound. Some other projects made up of various members are The Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns.
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