Make It Fast Make It Slow (Soundway SNWLP0490, 2012)
The Soundway label presents another of its amazing African music discoveries. Make It Fast Make It Slow is the reissue of the second album by a mysterious musician from Ghana known as Rob. His music presents a vibrant mix of down-tempo funk, afro-jazz and Ghanaian roots.
Rob released two albums on the Essiebons label in 1977. The album features outstanding guitar work and Rob’s brass section provided by the Mag-2, an army band founded by leader Amponsah Rockson. In 1977, Rob traveled to the coastal town of Takoradi in search of Mag-2, which had an entire section of its line-up dedicated to horns. The band accepted his proposal and participated in the recording.
Make It Fast Make It Slow brings back to life an important album from Ghana’s lively funk-era.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.