Volume 2: Release

Volume 2: Release

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by Afro Celt Sound System
     
 

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It's been three years and 200,000 records sold since London's Afro Celt Sound System debuted one of the most intense world music fusions of the '90s. VOL. 2: RELEASE continues the extra-spatial encounter between African instrumentalists and Irish artists. Real World house producers and beat prodigies Simon Emmerson and Martin Russell feed the raw fusion into banks of… See more details below

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It's been three years and 200,000 records sold since London's Afro Celt Sound System debuted one of the most intense world music fusions of the '90s. VOL. 2: RELEASE continues the extra-spatial encounter between African instrumentalists and Irish artists. Real World house producers and beat prodigies Simon Emmerson and Martin Russell feed the raw fusion into banks of rave-ready electronics, and the result is cross-cultural clubgoing for the next century. Sinéad O'Connor joins vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird on the dreamy title track. Darker and more atmospheric than its predecessor, RELEASE integrates African and Asian elements into a tradition all its own, rooted in an East London where ethnicity and identity are just more data awaiting an electronic remix.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Volume 2: Release, Afro Celt Sound System's eagerly anticipated second album, continues the group's dedication to hypnotic grooves and innovative arrangements. Ancient and electronic elements blend in a timeless, ethereal fashion, transcending world and dance genre labels. Sinead O'Connor provides vocals on the first track, and an interactive music game is included as a bonus track. Volume 2: Release is a complex, complete artistic statement from a unique, open-minded group.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
Label:
Real World
UPC:
0884108007525
catalogNumber:
76
Rank:
130822

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Afro Celt Sound System   Primary Artist
Ron Aslan   Guest Appearance
Ronan Browne   uillean pipes,Guest Appearance
Nigel Eaton   Hurdy-Gurdy,Guest Appearance
Ashley Maher   Vocals,Guest Appearance
James McNally   Accordion,Keyboards,Human Whistle,Bodhran,Low Whistle,Group Member
Sinéad O'Connor   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Martin Russell   Keyboards,Group Member
Simon Emmerson   Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
Myrdhin   celtic harp
Michael McGoldrick   Flute,uillean pipes,Guest Appearance
Johnny Kalsi   Drums,Tabla,Dhol,Guest Appearance
Moussa Sissikho   Djembe,talking drum,Group Member
Iarla O Lionaird   Vocals,Group Member
N'Faly Kouyate   Vocals,Balafon,Kora,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ron Aslan   Producer,Beat Programming
James McNally   Producer
Sinéad O'Connor   Composer
Martin Russell   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Simon Emmerson   Programming,Producer
Ian Cooper   Mastering
Iarla O Lionaird   Lyricist,translation
Tristan Manco   Graphic Design
Jamie Reid   Paintings
N'Faly Kouyate   Lyricist

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