Rubblebucket

October 13, 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Label: Rubblebucket
  • Copyright: 2009 Rubblebucket
  • Total Length: 52:16
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  • ASIN: B002PMG1TU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,626 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Delite Rancher VINE VOICE on July 12, 2010
Format: Audio CD
It took awhile, but Afrobeat finally caught on in the States. Since this only started about a decade ago, the West African heyday was long over. Aware of what was missed, the response was an American revival. As Wynton Marsalis developed Jazz at Lincoln Center as the torch bearer of Straight Jazz, many contemporary Afrobeat bands reverently recreate the founder's musical vision, even making sure to articulate the requisite leftist messages. Rubblebucket quietly departs from those who believe that the genre should faithfully walk in Fela's musical footsteps. A non-Black female lead singer is the band's first departure from this status quo. Kalmia Traver's wailing, dreamy vocals bring to mind Siouxsie & the Banshees. While the fit may be counter intuitive, Traver's vocal power is breathtaking. There are moments when she even adds a Middle Eastern flare. Traver's unusual voice is foremost what distinguishes Rubblebucket from every other Afrobeat band out there. The group's other departure pertains to the song writing. Rubblebucket's lyrics are decidedly apolitical. Indeed, most of the song themes deal with romantic relationships. In this sense, Rubblebucket is a bit like having an Afrobeat band perform alternative rock songs. Despite the Indie edge, Rubblebucket grooves as well as the best of 'em. The nine person band rocks as hard and loud as Antibalas, Nomo or any peer group.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Kelly on October 2, 2010
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It's like rock, funk, fusion, calypso beats and latin percussion all rolled into one. I enjoyed every song on the cd...how rare is that?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff in NYC on December 8, 2010
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I see the reviewer above calls this band Afrobeat. I don't know anything about Afrobeat so I'll take his/her word for it. But they remind me of Morcheeba and Swing Out Sister: girl singer fronting a jazzy band.

Differences? Alright don't hate me Morcheeba and SOS fans, but the Rubblebucket singer is very good, with a powerful voice. IMO she's better than the singers in the other two bands. And the band is fantastic, with a rocking horn section.

Try the songs "There Was a Time" and "Bikes". If you don't like those you prolly won't like the CD.
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This remains my favorite Rubblebucket album: it's the perfect mixture of jazz, Afrobeat, and rock. When smoky female vocals, a horn section, and all kinds of crazy percussion instruments combine, the result is magical. "Don't Exaggerate" and "Bad Mr. Kurtz" are colorful, catchy, sexy tunes that could be huge hits on alternative radio if there was musical justice. The sames goes for "Landing" and "Bikes". "540 Groove" and "Phillips Head" are more abstract, but just as great!
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