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sinkane

MEAN LOVE

CITY SLANG



CD

Released: 1st Sep 2014

£9.99

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LP + download

Released: 1st Sep 2014

£15.99

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sounding like a lost gem of soul funk, a sweetness of voice alongside honey bass lines, Sinkane provide a new perspective on what Soul Music is.

With roots in the rich musical history of North America as well as Africa, 'mean Love' rolls like an emotional, existential history of the artist. Ahmed Gallab has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic & ultramodern at the same time. From Gallab’s childhood in Sudan there is a Pan-African influence of popular Sudanese music & haqibah, as well as distinct horn & synth arrangements more common to East Africa. This background merges with the lessons learned from Ahmed‘s stints with obsessive craftsmen such as Caribou, Yeasayer & Of Montreal, & especially the monumental task he underwent as musical director of ‘ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor.’ 

MEAN LOVE

Tracklist

  1. How We Be
  2. New Name
  3. Yacha
  4. Young Trouble
  5. Moonstruck
  6. Mean Love
  7. Hold Tight
  8. Galley Boys
  9. Son
  10. Omdurman