Tuesday, December 18 2007
As a category world music is both useful and frustrating. It puts CDs on the shelves and prevents people picking them up. It is the other-than category: other-than rock, other-than indie, other-than everything. It is the whole world and nothing definite.
Wednesday, August 1 2007
In their explosiveness they're closer to David Fanshawe's field recordings of East African rural music, the hooting bung'o horn and so forth, than the tidier benga from Shirati Jazz.