Slow Funk

Rob - Make It Fast Make It Slow

Rob

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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Angel Romero has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusicportal.com, worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. In the TV area, Angel co-produced Musica NA, a music show for TVE (Spain) that featured 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. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina.