Friday, 23 October 2009

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Inspiration Information

Strut Records are to release the latest in their Information Inspiration series this week. And it's Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen. Oh joy. I'm hoping this to be absolute stormer. I love Jimi Tenor who I've been a fan of since he signed to Warp back in the day. He's back recording for the Finnish label Sahko these days, though his releases aren't the bleepy tracks you'd expect from Sähkö Recordings if you had your head buried in techno in the early 90s. These days Jimi records with his band Kabu Kabu. Tony Allen is of course the more than legendary drummer from Fela Kuti's band. See him in action here.

Released on the 26th October.

Nice Speakers!

What do you want for Christmas? Speakers shaped like dogs. With no heads.

ANALOG AFRICA Releases Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Vol.2

Excellent news. I've been waiting for this one. Volume 1 of Analog Africa's compilations of Benin's Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou was a superb collection of the bands more lo-fi recordings. Volume 2 promises to be a collection from their more polished recordings for the Albarika Store label. Will be interesting to hear this. I really like the grittiness of the first one, so this should be interesting. Read the official lowdown here. Release Date is October 26th, 2009.