This is part three and the last of the collaboration series between Ethopia's legendary soul singer Alemayehu Eshete and the Philophon house band The Polyversal Souls.
On the A-side you hear Alemayehu's classic song Addis Abeba Bete in an intimate live performance. This recording happend during a cultural exchange programm organized by Galerie Listros, Berlin's finest gallery for Ethopian art, with support from the Bundeskulturstiftung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
The flip side is the complimentary portrait to the recently released Portrait of Alemayehu (Daytime) - now, on Portrait of Alemayehu (Night-time), you get an idea of the masters fiery stage persona as it is documentated on the A-side. It's night-time now - booooooom!
released March 15, 2019
Directed and produced by Max Weissenfeldt
Recorded and co-produced by Benjamin Spitzmüller
supported by 22 fans who also own “Addis Abeba Bete (feat. Alemayehu Eshete)”
I couldn't pronounce the title of this release without mangling it if you put a gun to my head, but the Philophon house band crushes it here. The horns, the strings, the DRUMS... The Cybernetic Protochrist
supported by 15 fans who also own “Addis Abeba Bete (feat. Alemayehu Eshete)”
The gods are Cabo Verdian astronauts and they are ready to wash the dance floor with your tears of joy!
Everything about this record is UNBELIEVABLE - these tunes groove HARD, the melodies will stay long in the ear (if you understand Portuguese, the lyrics are super great), and these musicians RIP on their instruments like there's no tomorrow.
Get this gem of a release, it fucking rules. Cosmographer