Seed

Seed

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by Afro Celt Sound System
     
 

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Aided by nearly two dozen guest musicians, this effort from the Afrocelts (aka the Afro-Celt Sound System) veers off in a slightly different direction from previous releases. Still present are the multi-culti layers of sound, the club-friendly beats, and the ethereal vocalists. What's missing is some of the hyper-kinetic energy and heavy drum presence that helped the… See more details below

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Aided by nearly two dozen guest musicians, this effort from the Afrocelts (aka the Afro-Celt Sound System) veers off in a slightly different direction from previous releases. Still present are the multi-culti layers of sound, the club-friendly beats, and the ethereal vocalists. What's missing is some of the hyper-kinetic energy and heavy drum presence that helped the first few Afro-Celt releases grab their audiences; in their place is a gentler, more soothing feel. Fiddler Eileen Ivers and flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook both make major contributions to the colorations of this new sound, while never quite upstaging the core bandmembers.

Editorial Reviews

CMJ New Music Report
An example of what can happen when cultural bridges are crossed, and borders erased...Seed supports the universal truism that there's more to be gained by unity than division.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
Real World
UPC:
0884108011027
catalogNumber:
111
Rank:
4681

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Afro Celt Sound System   Primary Artist
Martin Hayes   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Eileen Ivers   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Ron Aslan   Guest Appearance
Laurence Cottle   Bass,Guest Appearance
Hossam Ramzy   Tabla,Shaker,Guest Appearance,Mazhar
Jah Wobble   Bass,Guest Appearance
James McNally   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Human Whistle,Bodhran,Low Whistle,Bamboo Flute,Group Member
Hilaire Penda   Bass
Martin Russell   Keyboards,Group Member
Paul Turner   Bass
Ayub Ogada   Nyatiti,Guest Appearance
Simon Emmerson   Bouzouki,Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Ali Friend   Double Bass,Guest Appearance
Myrdhin   Harp
Jesse Cook   Flamenco Guitar,Guest Appearance
Johnny Kalsi   Percussion,Drums,Tabla,Okedo-daiko,Dhol,Hand Percussion,Group Member
Peter Lockett   Bongos,Darbouka,taiko,Guest Appearance
Moussa Sissikho   Djembe,talking drum,Group Member
Rosie Wetters   Cello,Guest Appearance
Iarla O Lionaird   Vocals
Michelle John Douglas   Vocals
Valerie Etienne   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Nina Miranda   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Emer Mayock   uillean pipes,Group Member
Screaming Orphans   Vocals
Sharlene Hector   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Natalia Bonner   Violin,Guest Appearance
N'Faly Kouyate   Vocals,Balafon,Kora,Ngombi,Group Member
Lucy Theo   Viola,Guest Appearance
Katherine Watmough   Violin,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Peter Bond   Engineer
Ron Aslan   Programming
James McNally   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Martin Russell   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Ayub Ogada   Composer
Simon Emmerson   Composer,Programming,Producer
Ian Cooper   Mastering
Myrdhin   Composer
Iarla O Lionaird   Producer
Tony Stiles   Graphic Design
Culann Mac Cába   Engineer
Marc Bessant   Art Direction
Nina Miranda   Composer
Peter Bond   Engineer
Mass   Engineer

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