Monday, 31 December 2012

Unknown Pleasures

As 2012 draws to a close I'm returning with a contrarian (and  personal) reflection. For a variety of reasons I need to take a step back from my regular monthly contributions. This has sparked discussion amongst the electricjive team and the future of the site remains uncertain. We are committed to keeping the site alive and intact but exactly how and where is currently undergoing a lot of consideration. 

In a 180 degree turn from what we normally do at electricjive I have stripped today's share of as much context as I can and hope that the absence of a detailed background and positioning will free you to LISTEN to the music in a different way. 

Enough said. All the very best for 2013 and all that it holds.  

P.S. There is a currently undisclosed but significant prize for the individual who correctly identifies the pieces shared today. Enjoy the blindfold test!


As a special treat for 2013 here's my As-shams/The Sun mix tape


Anonymous said...

Hello Matt,

First track : Sister Dumela
Second track : Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro

I wish you all the best for 2013


Anonymous said...

Hello Matt,

Sorry, I made a mistake about the first track : that's "Sister Rosie Dumela"

Thanks for all the Dollar Brand addicts

Best regards


Matt Temple said...

Thanks for the best wishes.

El Puerco Rojo said...

Happy New Year to all at electricjive!

I very much hope to see more wonderful music posted here in 2013, even if it's not on the regular basis we're used to at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Happy new year to all at the Electricjive! Thanks for all the wonderfull music shared. A special thank to Chris for the big and very interesting work with the live music posted. The second track is one of my favourite : "African Day" by Tete Mbambisa/ B.Rachabane/Duke Makasi/.G.Mattheews
Bra Robs

Anonymous said...

Hi Bra Robs,

You're right and I was wrong : it obviously was "African Day".
I did not checked that tune, but I am sure of the first track.
I know what made me wrong. There also is Basil Coetzee playing the tenor saxophone on "African Day".

Really confused, Matt and Bra Robs


matt said...

Looks like a split prize to me...Olivier for track 1 and Bra Robs for Track 2..well done guys...what would you like as a prize?

Chris Albertyn said...

Thanks Bra Robs for the kind words. Matt - I would suggest that these tow fine gentlemen receive the complete recordings that those respective tracks come from? Happy New Year all.

SpaceD-Boogie said...

Excellent, I'm really loving the first track so far.

Mr. Andros, the dead (Junco) said...

hi there!
first of all, what a great blog! such great music around here!!!

i'm writing to ask you by whom is the first track played?
keep the amazing work!

matt said...

Track One is Abdullah Ibrahim