Abyssinia Infinite Zion Roots
- Words: Tomas
- Label: Network
To chart the territory of Zion Roots, the new collaboration between ?ber-underground world fusionist Bill Laswell and Ethiopian singer Ejigayehu Gigi" Shibabaw, start with the voice. Gigi's vocals bubble and gush like water through a sparse, stony creek bed, meandering around reedy percussion arrangements, slithering accordion riffs and lone bamboo flutes. Her music journeys from the shores of the ancient Nile to the metropolitan future of Laswell's New York by way of 10 heart-rending songs that blend Amharic liturgical and folk sounds with the occasional organic 4/4 house rhythm. What to say about Gigi's Roots? Let it flow.
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- MP3Shiva "Dark Moon"
- MP3Astronomar "Gargoile (Massacooramaan Remix)"
- FeatureHi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player