Volume 2: Release

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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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2008
  • Label: Real World
  • UPC: 884108007525
  • Catalog Number: 76
  • Sales rank: 106,787

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Release (7:36)
  2. 2 Lovers of Light (3:58)
  3. 3 Éireann (5:09)
  4. 4 Urban Aire (2:08)
  5. 5 Big Cat (7:43)
  6. 6 Even in My Dreams (7:04)
  7. 7 Amber (5:26)
  8. 8 Hypnotica (7:18)
  9. 9 Riding the Waves (6:35)
  10. 10 I Think Of... (4:36)
  11. 11 Release It (6:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Afro Celt Sound System Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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 Ó Lionáird 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 Ó Lionáird Lyricist, translation
Tristan Manco Graphic Design
Jamie Reid Paintings
N'Faly Kouyate Lyricist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ultimate Training CD

    I play this CD when I'm ready for a heavy training session; bag work, weapons and finish with forms. Superb martial arts workout music. Big Cat is dynamite!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good as always!

    I have all of the Afro-Celt Sound System CD's and all that I can say is that they are truly unique. They are calm, yet invigorating. They did a great job of combining the different sounds of the music. I recommend that everybody goes out and gets all 4 of their albums. Awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible and inspiring

    I can't stop playing this CD. So much going on in each track, strong beats, celtic sounds, with mysterious middle eastern sounds blended in. Addictive, I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Genuine and Electric

    If this CD doesn't capture your ear, nothing will. Well produced and put together, Volume 2: Release offers a conglomeration of instrumentals, voice and dance all in one. Nothing I have ever heard compares to the music in this CD. It's both relaxing and electrifying!

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    Posted November 9, 2009

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