Peeddrroo, very nice spirit, this band! I'm listening to the 1st track and i like it a lot! (ah, still too much bass? i'm listening with headphones now and it seems like...
anyway...) I'm from Paris too, and we're so lucky to have all this nice music from Africa (including north...). I'm also a big fan of Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabate (incredible rythm shifts and variations!), ..., Mali rocks! So yeah, congratulations for putting up this band! All the best. I'm now on 2nd track, more Rhodes, and this singer showing more of his great singing,
strange vocal samples, another 6/8,... ah actually, it's not samples! it's the singer through a gate... interesting. So, how does communication flow as the "only white guy"? I used to play guitar ten years ago with Okassa, a highlife band (Ghana) in Paris, and sometimes i would really feel the "culture gap", but altogether it's been a very enriching experience. Anyway, all the best!
Personally, regarding Live and "World Music", i live in Okinawa, and there is this trio made of sanshin (shamisen, kind of 3 strings banjo like sounding instrument), gunderu (small Balinese gamelan), and bass. I just did 2 remixes for them with only Live, and it was a very pleasant experience. I used only sounds from their tracks, but processed them in many ways (lots of brickwall filtering, and using Waves denoiser, not to denoise but to get strange textures, with extreme settings... X-Noise is fantastic for this, a little bit like Ionizer), and thanks to Live, i was able to
mix and repitch elements from different songs. Live was really the perfect environment! So the result sounds pretty ambient, but with strictly the acoustic elements provided by GST (Gunderu Sanshin Trio). I will upload one remix on my page tomorrow, i just finished the tracks and have no time to do it now...
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