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Various Artists / Psych Funk 101
Album:Psych Funk 101 Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:08/2011
Label:World Psychedelic Funk Classics 

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-08-19 
Psych Funk 101
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/19/11
Psychedelia involving more or less funk, from around the world, mostly recorded in the 70’s. Seems like the funkier stuff is in the first half dozen songs –tracks 7-9 are very free-form trippy instrumentals. Then there’s a couple traditional Arabesque with more or less funk elements, then it just plain gets strange. Yay!
1. 3:58 **(Turkey) long ney solo intro, then swingy midtempo bass driven funk with shrill fuzz-laden guitar. Also some sort of dulcimer – interesting mashup of traditional folk traditions and psych-funk. Instrumental.
2. 3:58 ***(Nigeria) somewhat relaxed midtempo soul groove with occasional lunatic yells, strong lyrics in English. Definitely a star for channeling Screaming Jay Hawkins – as well as for the farfisa solo.
3. 2:38 ****(Ethiopia) fine squeebly female vocals and lots of wah-wah.
4. 7:42 ***(Korea) farfisa chords and ponderous, despair-soaked guitar solo. Epic! Slow, attractive male vocals, lots of drama.
5. 3:58 ****(Greece) big, slow wah-wah-laden guitar and organs, morphing into midtempo kinda funky stuff. Female vocals – sounds a bit like Jefferson Airplane, only funkier. Lots of fuzz towards the end.
6. 2:47 ****(Iran) uptempo, funky, with soul strings – home-grown Isaac Hayes. Mostly instrumental, with just a few soul-makossa grunts.
7. 5:15 ** (Germany) Ha! THAT Ludwig! A few bars of the 5th, then full-on free-jazzy psychedelia. Like wandering right into the middle of an acid trip. Some totally tripping hippie chick wandering around with unblinking eyes, clacking tiny cymbals. Yikes!
8. 6:54 ** (Italy) random noises with bits of reverb for most of a minute, then a midtempo funky beat while the randomness continues atop it. Some dying whales midway through.
9. 3:36 *** (Italy) shrill squealy things and clangs – nice bass work, though.
10. 7:01 *** (Lebanon) belly dance music with attitude – and farfisa, synthesizer, etc. Interesting mashup. Male vocals – very traditional.
11. 7:47 *** (Egypt) keyboard hum and low guitar solo intro. Then clear, pretty, psych-y guitar, suddenly channeling Dick Dale. Then, outa nowhere – belly dance drums and cymbals. Then I guess there’s a bit of Bach. Gosh! Keeps mutating into different animals – very psych.
12. 3:27 ** (Turkey) lightning crash electronics, then extremely low drone (not great for radio… Then Also Sprach Zarathustra. That’s the first half… Then some pretty groovy little funky thing with bells. I really like the second half, but the first half was pretty cheap…
13. 3:34 **** (Russia) psych-funk fest par excellence. Gets kinda free form, but keeps very woobly funk bass. Instrumental. Gnarly.
14. 9:57 ** (France) lots of very low wind noises (again, kinda crap for radio, IMO) slowly getting bits of synth. After two minutes there’s a circus opera. Female vocals – no funk for miles, but plenty of weird. Oh! There’s the funk. Yup, this is weird alright!

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi Su Derenin Sulari
2.Kukumbas Respect
3.Mulatu Astatke Featuring Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw Alemiye
4.Kim Sun The Man Who Must Leave
5.Petalouda What You Can Do In Your Life
6.Mehrpooya Ghabileh-Ye Lily
7.Staff Carpenborg And Electric Corona All Men Shall Be Brothers Of Ludwig
8.Group The Feed-Back
9.Armando Sciascia Circuito Chiuso
10.Wadih Essafi Aandak Baharia Ya Rayess
11.Omar Khorshid Rakset El Fadaa
12.Metin H Alatli Mevlana Boyle Dede
13.George Garanian With The Melodiya Jazz Ensemble The Big Search
14.Eskaton Dagon