Paradise Cinema

Paradise Cinema

£21.99
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9th October 2020 / LP or CD / Gondwana Records

Paradise Cinema

Paradise Cinema

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Paradise Cinema is the new project from multi-instrumentalist Jack Wyllie (Portico Quartet/Szun Waves). It was recorded in Dakar, Senegal in collaboration with mbalax percussionists Khadim Mbaye (saba drums) and Tons Sambe (tama drums).

+ Limited Edition LP on Transparent Green vinyl.

Atmospherically Paradise Cinema is ethereal and enigmatic, but also percussive; existing in a paradoxical sound-space that's amorphous, yet still purposeful, serene, but propulsive and aesthetically sharp. Khadim Mbaye and Tons Sambe, provide the rhythmic backbone of the record. There are traditional elements of mbalax rhythm, but it is often deconstructed or played at tempos outside of the tradition, so while it hints at a location it occupies a space outside of any specific region. Paradise Cinema is also informed by notions of hauntology – a philosophical concept originating in the work of French philosopher Jacques Derrida – on possible futures that were never realised and how directions taken in the past can haunt the present.

Possible Futures
It Will Be Summer Soon
Casamance
Utopia
Liberté
Digital Palm
Paradise Cinema
Eternal Spring

Format /LP or CD
Released /9th October 2020
Catalogue / GONDLP040TG
Barcode / 5050580739765
Artist / Paradise Cinema
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