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Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity / Ancients Speak
Album:Ancients Speak Collection:General
Artist:Melvin Gibbs' Elevated Entity Added:04/2009
Label:Livewired Music 

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Add Date:2010-07-04 Pull Date:2010-09-05 
Week Ending:22 Aug25 Jul18 Jul11 Jul
Airplays:1122

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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2010-07-06 
World/African/Latin Hip Hop rap fusion. Bassist Melvin Gibbs with guitarist/composer Arto Lindsay trace the Ancestors from the African diaspora.
****1: 4:39 mid tempo Afro Cuban chant then Hip Hop rap
FCC ****2: 3:58 background chant with Hip Hop rap. FCC Fucking @ 1:20 BIG bass drum, cool bass & guitar plucking.
*****3: 6:18 male chant/wail, fast rhythm section, scorching e guitar feedback. WOW!
****4: 4:46 fast pounding drum, fast Brazilian Hip Hop rap with male chant, collage of sound, faint Brazilian Maracatu rhythm
****5: 4:38 fast pounding rhythm, male chant, brass, electronics,
***6: 4:56 slower, male chant, big bass drum, electronics, cool percussion in background, e guitar, slower but very nice arrangement.
***7: 4:22 mid tempo dreamy electronics with percussion and minimal chants, soundbed
****8: 4:27 fast, male vocal scream " Macumba", great percussion, fast Brazilian vocal
****9: 4:12 Hip Hop rap, BIG bass drum, hand clapping percussion, minimal male chant
****10: 5:34 chill, dreamy electronics swirl/drone with fast percussion. first part is GREAT soundbed towards end it gets faster.
D  Farrell 07/2010

Track Listing
1.Ancients Speak (Featuring Pedrito Martinez And Chason Walker) 6.Sun Of Shango (Featuring Amayo And Blackbyrd Mcknight)
2.Sometimes (Featuring Ruben) 7.Eu Cant En Yoruba
3.Canto Por Odudua (Featuring Pedrito Martinez And Pete Cosey) 8.Macumba
4.Represent Do Rio 9.Summer Breeze
5.Mojuba (Featuring Amayo And John Medeski) 10.Os Aguas/The Waters