Friday, August 5, 2011
Lean West African funk record by Ghanan native Rob "Roy" Raindorf", who spent time with the formidable Benin group Orchestre Poly-Rythmo. The grooves are methodical, cutting deep with simple wah-wah guitar licks, snare drum & high hat combos, wiry synth lines, and crisp percussion accompaniment. The production on this 1977 release is superb, every instrument resonates, having room to breath in the mix. Apparently, Raindorf approached the band Mag-2, the de facto Ghanan military band, about playing on his record, recruiting the well-respected guitarist Amponsah in the process, with Amponsah handling all of the musical arrangements and chord progressions for the record. He created a nimble and cleanly psychedelic record out of Rob's musical vision.
Buy this record if you march to the beat of a military drummer, on LSD.