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Album artwork for Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West by Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra

Dagara gyil field recordings from Ghana - two side-long tracks of dizzying acoustic trance music - musicians include Aaron Bebe Sukura and recorded by Hisham Mayet on location in Lawra, Ghana in 2019. Field recordings of Lobi traditional xylophone (gyil) music recorded on location in Ghana's Upper West Region, West Africa in 2019. Long form trance music with acoustic instruments sounding like several minimalist orchestras getting to maximalist sonic peaks. The gyil music of the Dagara is a complex multi-dimensional symphony of notes, bringing to life an animist expression that reveals a cultural dialogue between the spirits, the deceased, musicians, dancers, and audience alike. The intensity of this recording reaches a level of complexity that rivals techno music. It is in essence an acoustic techno music, utilizing organic instruments made of wood, leather and gourds filled with spider egg sacs for resonance and played by master musicians creating a sonic wanderlust of mesmerizing sound. Limited edition LP release includes a four panel insert of notes and photos from the recording session.

Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra

Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West

Sublime Frequencies
Album artwork for Album artwork for Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West by Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra by Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West - Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra
Album artwork for Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West by Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra
LP

$28.99

Released 06/18/2021Catalogue Number

SF118LP

Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra

Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West

Sublime Frequencies
Album artwork for Album artwork for Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West by Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra by Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West - Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra
Album artwork for Dagara - Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West by Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of Lawra
LP

$28.99

Released 06/18/2021Catalogue Number

SF118LP

Dagara gyil field recordings from Ghana - two side-long tracks of dizzying acoustic trance music - musicians include Aaron Bebe Sukura and recorded by Hisham Mayet on location in Lawra, Ghana in 2019. Field recordings of Lobi traditional xylophone (gyil) music recorded on location in Ghana's Upper West Region, West Africa in 2019. Long form trance music with acoustic instruments sounding like several minimalist orchestras getting to maximalist sonic peaks. The gyil music of the Dagara is a complex multi-dimensional symphony of notes, bringing to life an animist expression that reveals a cultural dialogue between the spirits, the deceased, musicians, dancers, and audience alike. The intensity of this recording reaches a level of complexity that rivals techno music. It is in essence an acoustic techno music, utilizing organic instruments made of wood, leather and gourds filled with spider egg sacs for resonance and played by master musicians creating a sonic wanderlust of mesmerizing sound. Limited edition LP release includes a four panel insert of notes and photos from the recording session.