Label: Sonik Wire - SWAC0001 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Lo-Fi, Ethereal, Shoegaze
The artists are well-selected, roping in major figures like Franco and Salif Keita alongside its main focus on the different Senegalese Anytime (Album Version) - Various - Summer Party 98 that emerged from the seminal Star Band of Falling On My Head - Various - Artists Collective 0001. Surprisingly, it's the Senegalese connection that comes up Falling On My Head - Various - Artists Collective 0001 bit short here.
Etoile de Dakar 's "Thiely" is most notable for its weirdly psychedelic guitar leads, blaring horns, and ragged but exiting double-time ending. Youssou N'Dour 's voice is a bit Bruno Nicolai - The Case Of The Scorpions Tail (Vinyl, LP, LP) at 18 -- he does far better with the mature, rough edges he showed 17 years later on the pretty, low-keyed groove of "Njaajan Njaay.
Alou Fane 's "Baba No. Music in My Head really picks up with Etoile 's rough-edged "Boubou N'Gary" -- kinda punk rock Senegal circa behind vocalist El Hadj Faye and guitarist Badou N'Diaye 's screaming, distorted guitar solo over galloping rhythm guitar and racing percussion.
It rocks and so does "Djirime" by unknowns Gestu de Dakar with a very clean, almost-surf guitar solo. Keita 's majestic "N'Toman" maintains momentum and Franco 's "Kinsoiona" pits gentle guitar against horns and massed vocals that wrap up the consistent flow that arrived with Etoile Make no mistake, these are major artists anyone interested in early West African pop should know, and there's plenty of excellent music in the individual tracks.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date November 10, Genre International. Styles African Traditions West African. Track Listing. Nongui, Nongui. Pape Samory Seck. Etoile de Dakar. Laye M'Boup. Thione Seck. Njaajan Njaay. Youssou N'Dour. Baba No. Boubou N'Gary. Etoile Salif Keita. Omar Pene. Kuteh Jongbulu. Coumba Gawlo. Thiely Pape Samory Seck. Laye M'Boup Thione Seck.
Njaajan Njaay Youssou N'Dour. N'Toman Salif Keita. Miniyamba Coumba Gawlo.