Nu Guinea
The Tony Allen Experiments

Comet Records / Early Sounds Recordings

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“Comet is pleased to announce the third volume of the Afrobeat Makers Series : Nu Guinea - The Tony Allen Experiments.

By re-working the original magic drum patterns from the Afrobeat master Tony Allen, Nu Guinea created a compilation of tracks which is charged by a voluminous electronic jazz-Psyche funk imprint. – Bandcamp

"Having taken their signature stamp to Tartelet, Nu Guinea return to Early Sounds Recordings, in conjunction with Comet Records, to release this nine track mini LP of jazz-funk goodness.

From the off you’re immersed in Nu Guinea’s trademark cosmic sound, where the energy of Allen’s rhythms are pulled in a new direction. What Nu Guinea have done so well is capture the essence of Allen’s drumming but re-imagine it for their own purpose, keeping elements of it’s afrobeat nature whilst leading it down a funk laden path. Standout tracks, ‘The Birds Rejoice’ and ‘Phunkhysteria’ perfectly embody this marriage. The drums are punchy and animated, interspersed with squelching synths and pitch bent top lines. The products of organic jams, refined into polished tracks but still retaining that loose and lively nature. Combine this with the expert fills of Allen’s drumming and you capture a vibrancy that’s often missing in today’s dance music.

The artwork also alludes to the detail put into this release, again reiterating the harmony between organic and synthetic. Clearly this wasn’t just about re-working Allen’s drums, it was about doing them justice, hence why they brought in a percussionist, adding conga rhythms which build on the live dynamic and afro tinge of Allen’s work." – Stamp The Wax

"The first-ever reissue of Jon Hassell’s “Fourth World” masterpiece – originally released in 1981. Collaborators include Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel) and Michael Brook (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan). Beautifully re-mastered, with a bonus track (“Ordinary Mind”) and liner notes written by Hassell himself.

"Fourth World is a viewpoint out of which evolves guidelines for finding balances between accumulated knowledge and the conditions created by new technologies." - Bandcamp

Item description:        


Nu Guinea


The Tony Allen Experiments


Comet Records, Early Sounds Recordings


Vinyl, LP, Mini-Album



Release Date:

15 Feb 2016


Electronic, Jazz, Funk / Soul


Disco, Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Tribal, Afrobeat, African

Catalog No:

COMET072, EAS010