most of us know tony allen, one of the greatest drummer of this century, and certainly many of us have heard about his work, new or old, because of the "black voices" album.
the resurrection LP we could say, it's a fact that his collaboration with doctor L and comet records has been proeminent into his world re-recognition and his comeback in front of the scene, years after his last LP's NEPA or afrobeat express.
listening to this shit was like a revelation to me, and even if i already heard about tony's work and playing when i've been listening to fela's anthology around thirteen years ago, i wasn't able in this time to dig more on his discography, and i've been stroke, litteraly, by his powerful drums playing and the surprising but very well orchestred blend of afrobeat, jazz, electro and dub put together on this lp.
and then i went diggin' on tony allen, fela, afrobeat stuff, and, thanks god, on all the afro-funk, afrobeat, afrojazz stuff made avalaible easily with the internet, the bloggers, and the great reissue work done by labels like soundway and others.
years after this effort tony allen is still on the road playing drums there and there, even if he's passed his 70 years old, keeping on spreading his so particular afro-vibes, afro-grooves through the planet, and we can celebrate him by listening and dancing to the remixed tracks on this LP.
give thanks to the master, soul-drummer number one, the one and only tony allen.
enjoy the album and the bonus tracks too[/center]