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The original, and best!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Shed Sessions (Audio CD)
This album is a complete collection of all the Bhundu Boys' early recordings, made before they were introduced to the rest of the world. This is a must have album for anyone who is already familiar with their music. And for anyone new to Zimbabwean or African music, this is as good a place as any to start your collection.
This is quite simply, fantastic music! On the first CD especially, Rise Kagona's lead guitar shimmers, slices accross, and interweaves effortlessly and impeccably with a vibrant rhythm section, and the result is music of remarkable complexity and sophistication. You can dance along to this if you want, however some of the rhythms are so complex it is as if there are 2 songs being played at the same time. This is music that demands to be listened to, in order to appreciate all its subtleties. Sometimes, for example on the 8 minute Faka Puresha, the music becomes trance-like and mesmerising; at others, it is extraordinarily beautiful; and look out for some brilliant drumming on Pendeke, one of my favourite tracks.