- Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:28 pm
i voted for pretty good.
the feel of this disc is way different than his other CDs. it kinda sounds like some of the CDs i've heard from the sousou 'folas out of Conakry. don't get me wrong, the content is pure malinke, but the presentation of the song, music, bala etc remind of some other CDs.
also, the lead djembe is too low in the mix for my taste and the vox are distorted at times. it sounds like the vox were recorded with 1. a way better mic and/or 2. in another room isolated from the drummers. the vox just sound a bit harsh compared to the rest of the instruments.
liner notes give a fairly good description on each track offering rough translations of the songs meaning in english.
one interesting tidbit i didn't know, NK's first Master was Djume Camara. not sure if he's alive anymore, but there are some field recordings out there of him playing with FK etc.
content is good. i love NKs playing. i've met him in guinea and seen him play a bunch but have yet to work with him.
should i shave my moustache?