Volume 1: Sound Magic

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All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
You may never have thought of Celtic and African rhythms as complementing one another, but this very interesting effort takes both idioms into new territory with some engaging results. The outcome is a sort of hip-hop jig and reel, like the Chieftains meet the Chemical Brothers. Masamba Diop's masterful talking drum creates an exotic pulse under Myrdhin's fine Celtic harp, and it sounds like a party at some global crossroads. Indeed, the most fascinating aspect of Afro Celt Sound System's Volume 1: Sound Magic is the very real sense that a common language can be found between any cultures, no matter how divergent they may seem. This effort is worth a listen just for its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
You may never have thought of Celtic and African rhythms as complementing one another, but this very interesting effort takes both idioms into new territory with some engaging results. The outcome is a sort of hip-hop jig and reel, like the Chieftains meet the Chemical Brothers. Masamba Diop's masterful talking drum creates an exotic pulse under Myrdhin's fine Celtic harp, and it sounds like a party at some global crossroads. Indeed, the most fascinating aspect of Afro Celt Sound System's Volume 1: Sound Magic is the very real sense that a common language can be found between any cultures, no matter how divergent they may seem. This effort is worth a listen just for its audacity alone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Real World
  • UPC: 884108006023
  • Catalog Number: 61
  • Sales rank: 16,936

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Afro Celt Sound System Primary Artist
Ronan Browne Flute, Mandolin, Harmonium, uillean pipes
Massamba Diop talking drum
Manu Katché Cymbals
Caroline LaVelle Cello
James MacKintosh Bongos
Ian MacLeod Mandolin
James McNally Accordion, Whistle (Instrument), Bodhran, Low Whistle
Jocelyn Pook Viola
Martin Russell Keyboards
Davy Spillane uillean pipes, Low Whistle
Ayub Ogada Vocals, Nyatiti
Simon Emmerson Guitar, Drums
Kauwding Cissokho Kora
Myrdhin Harp
Shooglenifty Track Performer
Jo Bruce Drums, Keyboards
Lévon Minassian Doudouk
Malcolm Crosbie Guitar
Gary Finlayson Banjo
John Fortis Electric Bass, Loops
Iarla Ó Lionáird Vocals
Davy Soillane Whistle (Instrument), uillean pipes
Angus R. Grant Fiddle
Simon Edwards Sintir
Technical Credits
Zil Contributor, Vocal Drone
Ron Aslan Producer
David Bottrill Engineer
Ronan Browne Arranger
Caroline LaVelle Arranger
Martin Russell Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Davy Spillane Composer
Simon Emmerson Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes
Kauwding Cissokho Arranger
Ian Cooper Mastering
Jo Bruce Programming, Producer
Iarla Ó Lionáird Arranger
Tristan Manco Graphic Design
Jamie Reid Liner Notes, Paintings, Sleeve Notes
Simon Edwards Contributor
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Uileann Pipe player should read "Davy Spillane" - NOT Soillane.

    Four and 1/2 stars. Five stars for album no.4- "Seed". To hear more of Davy Spillane's Uileann Pipes, check out "East Wind" (where he teams up with Andy Irvine- Ireland meets Bulgaria/Macedonia!).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!!!

    I LOVED this fast paced, exciting and different CD! This is the second copy I've bought!

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