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V.A. (VARIOUS ARTISTS) (COMPILATIONS) - To Catch a Ghost - Field Recordings from Madagascar

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Sublime Frequencies SF 111
Release Year: 2018
Note: a collection of musical field recordings from central and southern MADAGASCAR (12 tracks), recorded and produced by CHARLES BROOKS who lived there several years with many of the artists...- "Like the grand beauty and wonder of its flora and fauna, Madagascars music is completely unique. Whether the tempos are fast with polyrhythmic precision or slow in the form of a Kabosy ballad, once one gets familiar with its sound, it can never be mistaken again" - lim. 500, incl. insert
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This is Sublime Frequencies second volume of transcendent musical field recordings from central and southern Madagascar, produced by Charles Brooks. Like the grand beauty and wonder of its flora and fauna, Madagascars music is completely unique. Whether the tempos are fast with polyrhythmic precision or slow in the form of a Kabosy ballad, once one gets familiar with its sound, it can never be mistaken again. Charles Brooks has been traveling to Madagascar and living with these spectacular artists for many years and has managed to document countless examples of their work, and regardless of how formal or informal a recording is made, the results always turn out magical. The following is an excerpt from Brooks liner notes:

The musicians on this album are storytellers and much of their craft is improvised and has a strong foundation of expertise in their respective cultural traditions. These field recordings have been collaborative from beginning to end and here, Ive attempted to represent the finest of these talented artists. Their music journeys across endless landscapes with some movements having the qualities of a start and finish and yet no apparent end Seeking, recording, and sharing the intangible experience, the best of all of this, is to catch a ghost.
Charles G Brooks (2018)

(Limited edition LP with two-sided insert featuring images of the artist and highly detailed notes of the recording sessions)




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