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November 9, 2010

Toto's "Africa" — Perpetuum Jazzile

I think I featured this a couple years ago but I couldn't find the post.

In any event, the audio seems much better here than when I heard it before; perhaps a different video, who knows?

No matter, it'll do for a Tuesday afternoon.

November 9, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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Yeah, the 'Bulgarian choir' has been oddly influential over the years.

Posted by: Flautist | Nov 10, 2010 12:10:12 PM

This was new to me, very nice, thanks for the post.

The Bulgarian choir sounds likes parts of some Dead Can Dance songs,or more likely they sound like the Bulgarian choir.

Posted by: yogahz | Nov 10, 2010 10:36:20 AM

Love the constantcy of the bass and drum voices. Nice blend, and yup, the thunder was an inspired move. Loved it back when you first showed it and again today.

Carry on.

Posted by: Matt Penning | Nov 9, 2010 11:09:44 PM

Very good. I don't remember it, though, so it's like I just heard it.
And, here's something for a Tuesday night - probably everybody has heard this, they were kind of a sensation back in the 90's, but they're worth hearing again. (I LOVE those dissonant harmonies.) I think their big album was "Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares" -

A little something else interesting - this was, I think, one of those Lomax field recordings from the thirties - two young girls singing "Sea Lion Woman". Odd little tune, but kind of strange & haunting.

And then Carter Burwell (I think) used that in his opening tune for "The General's Daughter" (I didn't care for it). Interesting mix.

Posted by: Flautist | Nov 9, 2010 8:46:05 PM

You did, but I loved hearing it again. The rain and thunder is amazing.

Posted by: Milena | Nov 9, 2010 3:52:55 PM

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