Saturday, May 9, 2009

How's It Hold Up? Security

by Antibalas

I hadn't listened to this album for a while, but then played it three or four times over the last few days. It's amazing.

Antibalas plays a very political form of Afrobeat funk. Their song Filibuster X asks 'What is GOP?' and can be heard as an expression of disgust with Bush-era politics.

What I like most about that song, and the album's best, 'Sanctuary' is the way that the lyrics come in about six minutes into the piece, reinvigorating the beat around the time you're programmed to expect it to end.

This is a great cd for a rainy morning like today.

No comments: