Barney Willen - Moshi 2xLP + DVD
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Barney Willen - Moshi 2xLP + DVD

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In 1970 Barney Wilen assembled a team of filmmakers, technicians and musicians to travel to Africa for the purpose of recording the music of the native pygmy tribes. Upon returning to Paris two years later, he created Moshi, a dark, eccentric effort fusing avantjazz sensibilities with African rhythms, ambient sound effects and melodies rooted in American blues traditions. Cut with French and African players including guitarist Pierre Chaze, pianist Michel Graillier and percussionist Didier Leon, this is music with few precedents or followers, spanning from extraterrestrial dissonance to earthbound, streetlegal funk. Wilen pays little heed to conventional structure, assembling tracks like "Afrika Freak Out" and "Zombizar" from spare parts of indeterminate origins.


Artwork – Stefan Thanneur*
Bass – Christian Tritsch, Simon Boissezon
Composed By – Barney Wilen (tracks: B1, B4, C1, D4), Caroline De Bendern (tracks: B1, C1, D4), Folklore* (tracks: A1, A2, B2, B3, C2, C3, D1 to D3, D5)
Drums – Micheline Pelzer
Electric Guitar – Pierre Chaze
Electric Piano – Michel Graillier
Liner Notes – Caroline De Bendern
Liner Notes [English Version Overseen By] – Gary May
Lute – Didier Léon
Photography By [B & W] – Christian Rose
Photography By [Coloured] – Agence Hoaqui*
Producer – Pierre Barouh
Recorded By, Mixed By – Daniel Vallancien
Tenor Saxophone – Barney Wilen
Vocals – Babeth Lamy, Caroline De Bendern, Laurence Apithi, Marva Broome

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