Friday, March 23, 2007

Thanks Jim Jarmusch

I found the film "Broken Flowers" a little too languid for its own good, but the seventies Ethiopian funk music used on the soundtrack stayed with me , long after the film was forgotten. Amongst the various things on my emusic wants list, waiting for my downloads to refresh, the series of Ethiopiques albums has been a real priority - and having listened to the volume that contains the "Broken Flowers" tracks, I feel like I've just discovered a new obsession. Volume 4, which is full of the music of Mulatu Astatke is destined to dominate my stereo for weeks I think. Utterly remarkable music, exotic, funky, stylish, fervent, freeform, composed; thanks Jim Jarmusch.

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