Thursday, 23 January 2014

Dieuf-Dieul De Thies

Unlike a calendar year, a musical year never really ends. For many of us, the search goes on as we continue to seek out missed hits and lost treasures from days and decades gone by. A new discovery for me last year, albeit one that only gained a full release for the first time in 2013, is 'Aw Sa Yone Vol.1' by Dieuf-Dieul De Thies. This fusion of Senegalese rhythms, impassioned vocals, Afro-Jazz brass and dense fuzz guitars was recorded in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but wasn't made widely available at the time. The nine long tunes are a fabulous, often hypnotic trip and this wonderful album comes with my highest recommendation. Here, as a taster, is a short edit of the opening track, 'Na Binta'.


flycasual said...

Nice, I'm all over this, it's right up my street. Did u catch any of the BBC6 Africa Music weekend? I've been listening to another re-issue, 'Who is William Onyeabor'...really interesting stuff and an inspiration to contemporary artist notably for his use of the synthesizer, a rarity in African music of the 70's. Try and catch it if you haven't done so already.

The Swede said...

The William Onyeabor LP is terrific. I caught some of the Africa Weekend, but am hoping that they repeat some of it in the future as I ran out of time.

Old Pa's Corner said...

Well this is pretty excellent stuff I must check out that album

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