Rico Toto

Fwa Épi Sajès

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Invisible City Editions

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Invisible City Editions continues their 10 year anniversary in adventurous sounds. They've re-released Rico Toto’s 1993 CD recording "Fwa Épi Sajès". Mind melting synthesizers and drum machines fuse with ancient Guadeloupe Gwo-ka rhythms in this musical endeavour Rico Toto describes as 'Electro-ka.' The improvised live instruments of the Moundjahka ensemble meld with electronic abstraction to create a psychedelic, immersive digital diaspora dream state. With nods to Jon Hassell’s’ atmospheric soundscapes, YMO and Baldelli / TBC cosmic mixtapes, this selection of songs encompasses an entire spectrum of moods and sounds. The A side begins with fourth-world tropical percussions, opening with sounds of nature in “Jungle Meditation” and leading into the downtempo summer synthpop jam “Yadadé.” The B side takes a darker turn, starting off with the deep chugging rhythms of “Rawal Pindi” and continuing even deeper with synth sounds and haunting vocals that culminates into the dreamy meditative final track, “Golgotha.”

Limited vinyl pressing in collaboration with Rico Toto. Artwork by Floating Bstrd.


Matt says: So cosmic it had be looking at 2nd hand Citroen 2CVs on my lunch break. FIRST TIME on vinyl for this previously CD on masterpiece. Invisible City have really done the business here - miss at your peril!


Jungle Meditation
Egyptian Song
Fwa Epi Sajes
Rawal Pindi
First Odyssey

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