sábado, 23 de setembro de 2017

Alan Parker & John Cameron - Afro Rock


African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog -- one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label -- and like the rest, never really made for public sale back at the time! Despite that humble origin, though, the grooves here are right up there with the funkiest work coming out from that side of the Atlantic at the time -- a brilliant post-colonial blend of acoustic percussion, electric keyboards, and a fair bit of fuzzy guitar -- all presented with a stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to the rhythms that's often funkier than work by some of the bigger names in the genre.

Alan Parker and John Cameron come together to compose this album that has become one of the most desireable KPM library albums. For once, the hype that surrounds this album is justified. From the opening "Heavy Water" to the close we are treated to 15 tracks of thumpin' afro rock rhythms and more percussion than you can shake a drumstick at. The pick of the tracks has to be the very famous "Swamp Fever" - a fantastic beaty pop track with heavy afro percussion. This track has been featured on many library compilation albums, once you hear it, you'll know why! Also, if you like "Swam Fever", check out "Safari So Good" and "Survival" - both definitely cut from the same cloth.



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