Dr. Djo Bi - Topalon
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:52 pm
Dr. Djo Bi's has released a new disc entitled Topalon.
1. AhnTi Zra
2. Gbe Gbe
you can order it off itunes or here: http://dutdutrecords.com/album.php?albumID=4
it's great to hear this guy play. there's a recording floating around that's supposedly mislabled as a Djo Bi album but that has since been confirmed that it wasn't him. although short in length, there's some really quality stuff here.
this is a great representation of ivorienne percussion that's also very digestable. dununs, jembe, and bell patterns are very clear. His mastery of topalo slap is also on full display...the last track is nasty. it's great to hear arrangments of gbegbe, boloye and n'goron, 3 rhythms that have been recorded by other artists, but these particular arrangements are more familiar to my ears. and of course there's zaouly - always a treat to hear the different breaks.
it's cheap. buy it.