The Shaolin Afronauts Journey Through Time
The Shaolin Afronauts - Journey Through Time
(12"/Digital) Freestyle Records FSR091, 2011-02-28

The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in late early 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period the Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same fire and intensity. Their spirited performances have fast gained a reputation as some of the most exciting live shows around. Though there is something refreshing and original about the Afronauts, their music could be described as somewhere in between the heavy Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Ethio-Jazz of Mulatu Astatke. This debut 12 inch precedes the forthcoming album Flight of The Ancients which promises to put Australian Afrobeat on the map!

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