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Gonjasufi: The Caliph's Tea Party

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It's a tricky thing, re-working a completely unique and peerless piece of music. It is made even trickier when the personality behind the original music is so vivid and otherworldly that it is almost sure to continue to cast it's long shadow over whatever new form is chosen for it. Of course, the questions of whether or not to remix Gonjasufi's instant classic A Sufi & A Killer arose, but with that voice and those songs, it was never going to fail. It didn't hurt that Gonja had made fans out of quite a few incredibly talented artists either.

So, The Caliph's Tea Party was slowly summoned to life. Like the Caliphs of the Ummahs of the 7th century, orchestrating affairs from their palaces, Gonjasufi has assembled a collection of artists in his musical world and invited them to exchange ideas. In this spirit, the symbolic and musical centerpiece of the album, as well as its namesake, is the result of the mutual admiration formed between Gonjasufi and Broadcast and The Focus Group. A bewitching, drastic re-working of "DedNd" it takes the form of a suite of layered compositions and radiophonic transmissions.

Elsewhere, reinterpretations from new talents shine while established artists continue to surprise. Mark Pritchard (Harmonic313, Africa Hitech) channels Ennio Morricone with epic orchestral dystopia on his remix of "Ancestors" while retaining the inherent gravity of Flying Lotus' original production. Young guns Shlomo and Jeremiah Jae eschew their labeling as "beatmakers" and tap into a fractured emotional core within "Change" and "Holidays", respectively, giving them new leases on life as subtly mechanized melancholia. Bibio smooths out the rough edges of "Candylane" for a remix indebted to the 1980s R&B leftfield, while Brooklyn's Bear In Heaven and Oneohtrix Point Never deal in heavy motorik meditations and ethereal musique concrete.

That The Caliph's Tea Party lives up to it's concept as a companion piece to A Sufi & A Killer is not only a sizeable accomplishment, but also a testament to the source material. Gonjasufi has emerged in 2010 as the most striking new voice in a vast musical landscape that continues to outrun true classification. With so many errant strands of creativity moving in all directions, it may well prove fortunate that a Caliph has been selected.

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1. Ancestors (Dreamtime) (Mark Pritchard Remix)
Producer: Mark Pritchard
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2. Candylane (Bibio Remix)
Producer: Bibio
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3. Ageing (Dam Mantle Remix)
Producer: Dam Mantle
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4. The Caliph's Tea Party (Broadcast and the Focus Group "DedNd" Remix)
Producers: Broadcast; The Focus Group
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5. Kobwebz (Jeremiah Jae Remix)
Producer: Jeremiah Jae
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6. Love Of Reign (Bear in Heaven Remix)
Producer: Bear in Heaven
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7. She's Gone (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)
Producer: Oneohtrix Point Never
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8. Holidays (MRR Remix)
Producer: MRR
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9. Change (Shlohmo Remix)
Producer: Shlohmo
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10. My Only Friend (Hezus Remix)
Producer: Hezus
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11. DedNd (agdm Remix)
Producer: agdm
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12. SuzieQ (Dem Hunger Bowel Blood Remix)
Producer: Dem Hunger Bowel Blood
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