Album artwork for Sahara Swing by Karl Hector and the Malcouns
Album artwork for Sahara Swing by Karl Hector and the Malcouns

Karl Hector has teamed up with Jay Whitefield (producer and guitarist for the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, and founder of the now defunct Hotpie & Candy Records) and Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlinja, founders of the Malcouns. Alongside Bo Baral, other members of the Poets of Rhythm and crack Munich-based session musicians, Whitefield, Myland and Curlija have crafted nearly twenty tracks that follow the musical roads that Hector has travelled. The underlying groove that ties these ideas together, of course, is as rooted in James Brown as it is Fela Kuti. As informed by Mulatu Astatke of Ethiopia as it is by Jean-Claude Vannier and Can. This is an album of the world. Not "world music"- but that will appeal to any culture ever transfixed by rhythm on "the one."

Karl Hector and the Malcouns

Sahara Swing

Now Again Records
Album artwork for Sahara Swing by Karl Hector and the Malcouns
LPx2

$34.99

Indie Exclusive

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Released 04/07/2023Catalog Number

659457503550

Karl Hector and the Malcouns

Sahara Swing

Now Again Records
Album artwork for Sahara Swing by Karl Hector and the Malcouns
LPx2

$34.99

Indie Exclusive

Clear
Released 04/07/2023Catalog Number

659457503550

Karl Hector has teamed up with Jay Whitefield (producer and guitarist for the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers, and founder of the now defunct Hotpie & Candy Records) and Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlinja, founders of the Malcouns. Alongside Bo Baral, other members of the Poets of Rhythm and crack Munich-based session musicians, Whitefield, Myland and Curlija have crafted nearly twenty tracks that follow the musical roads that Hector has travelled. The underlying groove that ties these ideas together, of course, is as rooted in James Brown as it is Fela Kuti. As informed by Mulatu Astatke of Ethiopia as it is by Jean-Claude Vannier and Can. This is an album of the world. Not "world music"- but that will appeal to any culture ever transfixed by rhythm on "the one."