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April 9th, 2019


Ayalew Mesfin - Hasabe

Time to hang up our boots for another year and get back to music that has very little to do with pro wrestling. Here's some 1970s Ethiopean funk from Ayalew Mesfin. His records were suppressed by the Derg junta and have only seen reissue this past decade. Some great stuff to be found in his discography including Hasabe. Maybe it's to do with the shonky production or maybe it's the vulnerable tremor of his voice, but nothing with ostensibly big brass sounds and fuzz guitar should sound this light and graceful. It's as if Mesfin is airwalking on top of this big beast of a tune. Really great effect.

Ayalew Mesfin - Hasabe