Darbuki Kings, The / Been Laden You Too Long
Album: Been Laden You Too Long   Collection:World
Artist:Darbuki Kings, The   Added:Jul 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-08-02 Pull Date: 2009-10-04 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 4 Sep 13 Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 16 Aug 9
Airplays: 2 1 3 3 2 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 03, 2009: New World Disorder
Mango Tango
4. Sep 05, 2009: Music Casserole
The Breath Of The Cobra
2. Sep 29, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
5. Sep 03, 2009: Happy Hour
3. Sep 12, 2009: New World Disorder
Mango Tango
6. Sep 01, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-08-03
Exotic, world-y instrumentals featuring masterful hand percussion. The Kings are Antonio Albarran and Robin Anders with a friend, Dean Magraw sitting in on guitars. Anders is a world-renowned percussionist who has been with 3 Mustafas 3 and Boiled in Lead – like those groups, the Kings combine tongue-in-cheek bios with absolutely top of the line musicianship. It’s all very, very good – you can use for soundbeds or put it front and center and stun your listeners upside they heads.
1. 6:28 **hand drums and wailing electric guitar intro, slow North African groove. Builds in energy – hand drums get quite complex.
2. 4:50 **all sorts of hand percussion, pretty acoustic guitar, a bit Caribbean feeling, definitely in the pina colada sense. Fierce percussion workout towards the end.
3. 4:19 ***midtempo tempo of the damned. Neet!
4. 7:59 **drones and very swingy hand percussion. Strange and mysterious, and also profoundly groovy.
5. 3:56 **midtempo handdrums and guitar playing octaves. Comparatively simple, for these guys.
6. 6:35 **drums and electric guitar, very expansive and cinematic. The caravan travels in the cool of the evening…
7. 6:03 **slow, free-jazz groove with upright bass and vibes.
8. 6:57 **dark and brooding hand drums and drones.
9. 6:12 ***downtempo, very swingy syncopation with lots of cool added noises (like a bit of slap bass).
10. 6:41 ***vibes and bells intro, then strong midtempo hip-wiggler. Actually seems more belly-dance than flamenco, but s’cool.

Track Listing
1. Berber   6. Gilgamesh
2. Zimbob Wayout   7. Zanzibar
3. Mango Tango   8. Tunisian Wind
4. The Breath Of The Cobra   9. Corinthian Slap
5. Eleven Monkeys   10. Anderslusian