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Beat the Border
     

Beat the Border

by Geoffrey Oryema
 

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This highly creative mix of Ugandan songs and laid-back rock should have been a disaster, since the genres meet on the field of ambient dreams -- a woozy terrain amply littered with the rainsticks of fallen warriors. But expat Ugandan Geoffrey Oryema neither tries mainstreaming African sources to fit rock fissures nor piles extra beats

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This highly creative mix of Ugandan songs and laid-back rock should have been a disaster, since the genres meet on the field of ambient dreams -- a woozy terrain amply littered with the rainsticks of fallen warriors. But expat Ugandan Geoffrey Oryema neither tries mainstreaming African sources to fit rock fissures nor piles extra beats and instruments on the heads of reluctant Western forms. Instead, like any good ambient technician, he subjugates every other element to the service of applying textures so palpably rich you wish you could drizzle them over sautéed vegetables. Just to prove it's not all dial twiddling, he kicks in with first-rate songwriting to boot.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/1993
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724383906628
catalogNumber:
8390662

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Performance Credits

Geoffrey Oryema   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Lukeme,Nanga
Richard Evans   Penny Whistle
Jean-Pierre Alarcen   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Richard Blair   Percussion
Brian Eno   Keyboards
Bob Ezrin   Bass,Keyboards
Alex Gifford   Organ,Bass Guitar
Manu Katché   Drums
Ayub Ogada   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Pablo Cook   Percussion
Russell Kearney   Percussion
Adrian Chivers   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Evans   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Richard Blair   Programming,Producer,Engineer
David Bottrill   Producer,Engineer
Brian Eno   Engineer
Bob Ezrin   Producer
Sy-Jenq Cheng   Art Direction
Garry Mouat   Series Identity

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