MUGWISA INTERNATIONAL XYLOPHONE GROUP

IGANGA EMBAIRE EP

On The Corner

OTCR12007

MUGWISA INTERNATIONAL XYLOPHONE GROUP

IGANGA EMBAIRE EP

On The Corner

OTCR12007

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ARTIST
MUGWISA INTERNATIONAL XYLOPHONE GROUP
TITLE
IGANGA EMBAIRE EP
LABEL
On The Corner
CAT NO.
OTCR12007
FORMAT
12"
RELEASE DATE
    10/11/2017
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE
GENRE
Afro Deep House Electronic World Music
FEATURING
Mugwisa International Xylophone Group The Diabolical Liberties
ASSETS

TRACK LISTING

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  1. A1 Iganga Warming
  2. A2 Sunfall
  3. A3 Jinja Pearls
  4. A4 Spirits
  5. B1 Spirits (The Diabolical Liberties Ra Remix)
  6. B2 Spirits (The Diabolical Liberties InstRAmental Remix)

SALES NOTES

Last year’s On the Corner underground smash release, the 12” EP Santuri’s Embaire Umeme, introduced Uganda’s Mugwisa International Xylophone Group (M.I.X.G) to the world.

The recordings center on the Embaire, a giant xylophone native to Ugandan folk music, which is dug into a pit for a natural, earthy bass resonance as gargantuous as the instrument itself. The instrument performs a key role in village life, with ceremonial playing sessions lasting for hours on end.
These recordings may be esoteric in nature but they add important context to the Santuri’s Embaire Umeme 12” and are a vital documentation of the Iganga village’s culture, as well as that of Uganda. Jones has artfully chopped the epic session into a series of short evocative chapters to create a pioneering masterpiece. Remix duties are led by Griot House innovators, The Diabolcal Liberties, who have raved-up some Sun Ra frequencies for the cosmic junglist crew.
Last but never least, Victoria Topping has created beautiful artwork using the session photography taken by Jones during the recordings

Published: 31st October 2017

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