Volume 1: Sound Magic

Volume 1: Sound Magic

by Afro Celt Sound SystemAfro Celt Sound System


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You may never have thought of Celtic and African rhythms as complementing one another, but this very interesting effort takes both idioms into new territory with some engaging results. The outcome is a sort of hip-hop jig and reel, like the Chieftains meet the Chemical Brothers. Masamba Diop's masterful talking drum creates an exotic pulse under Myrdhin's fine Celtic harp, and it sounds like a party at some global crossroads. Indeed, the most fascinating aspect of Afro Celt Sound System's Volume 1: Sound Magic is the very real sense that a common language can be found between any cultures, no matter how divergent they may seem. This effort is worth a listen just for its audacity alone.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/2008
Label: Real World
UPC: 0884108006023
catalogNumber: 61
Rank: 75995

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Afro Celt Sound System   Primary Artist
Ronan Browne   Flute,Mandolin,Harmonium,uillean pipes
Massamba Diop   talking drum
Manu Katché   Cymbals
Caroline LaVelle   Cello
James MacKintosh   Bongos
Ian MacLeod   Mandolin
James McNally   Accordion,Whistle (Instrument),Bodhran,Low Whistle
Jocelyn Pook   Viola
Martin Russell   Keyboards
Davy Spillane   Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes,Low Whistle
Ayub Ogada   Vocals,Nyatiti
Simon Emmerson   Guitar,Drums
Kauwding Cissokho   Kora
Myrdhin   Harp
Shooglenifty   Track Performer
Jo Bruce   Drums,Keyboards
Lévon Minassian   Doudouk
Malcolm Crosbie   Guitar
Gary Finlayson   Banjo
John Fortis   Electric Bass,Loops
Iarla O Lionaird   Vocals
Davy Soillane   Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes
Angus R. Grant   Fiddle
Simon Edwards   Sintir

Technical Credits

Zil   Contributor,Vocal Drone
Ron Aslan   Producer
David Bottrill   Engineer
Ronan Browne   Arranger
Caroline LaVelle   Arranger
Martin Russell   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Davy Spillane   Composer
Simon Emmerson   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Liner Notes,Sleeve Notes
Kauwding Cissokho   Arranger
Jo Bruce   Programming,Producer
Iarla O Lionaird   Arranger
Tristan Manco   Graphic Design
Jamie Reid   Liner Notes,Paintings,Sleeve Notes
Simon Edwards   Contributor

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