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Whitefield Brothers: Earthology

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Earthology is the long awaited follow up to The Whitefield Brothers cult-classic In The Raw. While In The Raw's hypnotic, defiantly psychedelic funk music was grounded in the great musical traditions of both America and Africa, Earthology finds the Brothers infusing their funk (or, as the Brothers prefer it, "raw soul") with musical traditions that span the globe.

To achieve the Earthology's unique sound, the Brothers employed an array of instruments and put in a dizzying amount of research: traveling the world, joining different bands and ethnic performing ensembles, amassing and absorbing field recordings, trawling used record bins for lost examples of global psychedelic-fusion, over a period spanning some fifteen years. Like In The Raw, Earthology is grounded by a "raw soul" band's building blocks: drums, guitar, bass, keys and horns, but it is augmented by such exotic instruments as gongs and flutes from Asia, xylophones and string instruments from Africa and Central American percussion instruments.

The use of African polyrhythms now seems commonplace on a funk or psych album; Arabic rhythmical structures, African pentatonic scales and Oriental modes do not. The Whitefield Brothers, and a multitude of guest ranging from vocalists Edan, Mr. Lif, Bajka, Percee P and MED to musicians from Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Quantic and the Dap-Kings, set these elements in a modern context and, over the course of thirteen dense tracks, blend them with the fierce funk their fans have grown to love.

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1. Joyful Exaltation
featuring Bajka
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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2. Safari Strut
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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3. Reverse
featuring Percee P; MED (aka Medaphoar)
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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4. Taisho
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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5. Sad Nile
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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6. The Gift
featuring Edan; Mr. Lif (of Perceptionists)
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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7. Ntu
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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8. Pamukkale
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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9. Alin
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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10. Breakin' Through
featuring El Michels Affair
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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11. Sem Yelesh
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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12. Lullaby For Lagos
featuring Quantic
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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13. Chich
Producers: Whitefield Brothers
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Total Comments: 7
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/17/2010 8:00:00 AM; Partial IP: 219.118.94)
Location: brighton
Comment: pfft, this isnt hip hop fool
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/20/2010 3:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 26.240.188)
Location: Cali
Comment: That Edan, Lif track is ridiculous!
Name: (Posted: 2/2/2010 6:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 6.24.62.56)
Location: nh
Comment: agree with gari. if you like jazz music whitefield bros are on point with this one although its nothing extraordinary... if your a hip hop fan, cope the lif/edan and percee p/med tracks off itunes. both are great
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2010 11:53:00 AM; Partial IP: .12.73.146)
Location: cdn
Comment: Tight grooves, but felt a little odd without having a dope story line or concept to keep the grooves coherent, but nonetheless loved it, the sounds are vibrant and the rappers A-listers a solid 4/5
Name: (Posted: 1/25/2010 6:39:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.177.56)
Location: netherlands
Comment: drippin' dope!
Name: (Posted: 1/10/2010 12:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 195.24.144)
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Comment: Whitefield Brothers are absolutely stellar and when you check out the guest list the only thing I can think is that this record will probably destroy small towns with its awesomeness.
Name: (Posted: 1/7/2010 7:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.136.49)
Location: Saturn
Comment: This looks interesting can I hear some of it somewhere?
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