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Inspiration Information 3

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Masenqo
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Cha Cha
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Addis Black Widow
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Mulatu
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Blue Nile
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Esketa Dance
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Chik Chikka
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Live From Tigre Lounge
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Chinese New Year
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Phantom Of The Panther
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Dewel
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Fire In The Zoo
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An Epic Story
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Anglo Ethio Suit
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 63:28

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04.14.09
The latest installment in the Strut series is a marriage made in heaven
2009 | Label: Strut Records / !K7 Records

A marriage made in heaven, this latest installment in Strut's "Inspiration Information" series pairs Ethiopian oddball Mulatu Astatke with London-based astral jazz collective The Heliocentrics, in the company of a few well-chosen guests. The groundwork for the project was laid by the surprisingly effective chemistry that evolved between the two when they collaborated on a gig (after just one day's rehearsal!) in April 2008.

Astatke is best known as the most popular and accessible artist… read more »

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Breathless!

CozmoD70

This shit will blow your mind, flip it upside down and rearrange your whole perspective on music. Unbelievable.

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Do you seriously need someone else's opinion???

TheGreatWuKong

A simple click of the preview key will remove the need to scroll through the review section. If you have ears and an ounce of taste you already know this is an offering worth of a complete 14 track download. Nuff Said!

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Can't stop listening

Schproing

I hate the word "magic" when applied to things like this. But the combination of Astatke and The Heliocentrics is amazing. Great jazz, and worth hearing even if you don't like jazz.

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ace stuff

tancilivich

Maybe not the ideal intro to Mulatu--Ethiopiques 4 gets that distinction--but a really fun, vibrant album.

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Meh...

that_guy

I have to admit, this is not an introduction to Mulatu Astatke for me... I think it's safe to say, I like most of the Ethiopiques stuff more. That being said, if you have no idea what Mulatu does, then by all means pick this one up, otherwise dig deeper

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Yummm!

Anubeth

Rich, smart, infectious, sexy, challenging, melodic, soaring, soothing-- yup. This is exactly what I want to listen to. It really doesn't get much better.

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I have been chillin with this album all year....

iamephonix

and everytime i want a breath of fresh air i cue it up. this album blends the best of the UK electronic influenced Jazz with the Legendary Roots of Ethio-Jazz. No world music/jazz lover would ever be disappointed by this piece of art! PROMISE!!lol

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holy crab!

samgeorge1st

my ears have never heard anything so beautiful, they're asking me why i've been subjecting them to hideous 4/4 pop trash for so long. i told my ears that this music is only made by intergalactic priest scientists during a once-in-a-thousand-year planetry alignment.. i dont think they belive me, just like i couldn't believe my ears when i heard this. this is not music.... this is something way more special. peace on earth x

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One of the Best of 2009

MonsterDad

Hip, different, funky, strange. A great listen. Put it on during a party and everyone will ask, 'what is this stuff!?'

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Inspiring

DJHeroine

This is my introduction to Astatke. This album is amazing. I look forward to checking out more of his catalog.

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