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Skeletons Shake Their Funky Assences!,
This review is from: Volume 3: The Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk 1960-1980 (Audio CD)
With such an extensive production to choose from, more than 500 songs, Analog Africa is back
with their third compilation of Poly-Rythmo songs, and "The skeletal essences of afro funk
1969-1980" holds at least 5 new songs that should go down as Poly-Rythmo greats.
The rhythm section is insanely good on some songs. Listen to the unstoppable force of drums and
bass in songs like "Adjro Mi and "Akue We Non Houme". Steamrollers!
The two closing songs, "Ecoute Ma Melodie" and "Min We Tun So", both Lohento Eskill compositions,
are incredible. The first song is a skanking bossa afro with a stylish backing choir of saxes.
"Min We Tun So" is an uncharacteristic Poly-Rythmo song and maybe the most beautiful one they
have recorded; a slow, sparse, lyrical blues.
"The skeletal essences of afro funk" is dedicated to Melome Clement, the founder and driving force
of the band. He passed away in December 2012.
Other Great Analog Africa Releases Include:
Various Artists - African Scream Contest
(Orchestre Poly-Rythmo are responsible for a lot of the phattest grooves on it, with some combustible
grooves laid down for Gabo Brown, Tidiane Kone and Vincent Ahehehinnou. An incredible compilation).
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - The Vodoun Effect
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Echoes Hypnotiques Vol. 2
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - The 1st album
Various Artists - Legends of Benin(With a few classics from El Rego and Antoine Dougbe)