Label: Essay Recordings/Doublemoon
Distribution in France: La Baleine
Release date: July 15, 2011
For their latest masterpiece, Baba Zula have brought on board some truly inspirational artists such as Asian Dub Foundation co-founder Dr. Das, Nu Jazz mastermind Bugge Wesseltoft and other magnificent guest musicians including Titi Robin. They built their “gecekondus” (literally : overnight constructions, built without permission) – under the cover of darkness and, by the break of dawn, they had become part of the city map. Their approach is reflected in their choice of instruments: traditional instruments, both archaic and electric, are coupled with electronic sampling. The result is an emotionally charged journey into the very specific world of the gecekondu – a world supposedly void of any intrinsic culture… The masters of psychedelic folk have created a trance album in which they express their vision of the fragmentation of urban existence.