Tribute to Karl Hector

31/03/16Enigmatic Nairobi-based Producer Shares 16-Track Instrumental Album

Time for your daily dose of pseudonyms: If you're a fan of the notorious Karl Hector & the Malcouns (Karl Hector being the German producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield, aka Jan Weissenfeldt), then this one should be right up your alley. The enigmatic Nairobi-based, Lebanese multi-instumentalist Charif Megarbane (aka Cosmic Analog Ensemble or Trans-Mara Express) just released a spanking new 16-track tribute to the so-called "originators of Afrodelic Kraut Funk" under his latest alias Tapeman 01 that is available for free via Charif's Hisstology imprint. Apparently "Songs for the Malcoun" was "mastered from an original Type II cassette tape recording", so listen for that familiar hiss. All instruments were played by Tapeman No. 1 with no additional overdubs. Needless to say, this versatile, Afro-inspired, oriental, experimental and instrumental cruise sounds fantastic and has definitely struck a Greedy chord. Hisstology is now officially on our radar.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom