Maybe it was the excitement of Avatar or my efforts to ignore the holiday shopping frenzy all around, but somehow, last week's release of Vieux Farka Toure's Other Roads: Fondo Remixed slipped under my radar. Until I ran across a free track from the album being offered up free by my friends at KCRW, that is. They've posted to the song "FaFa (J-Boogie Remix)" for free download on yesterday's Today's Top Tune page.
For comparison, here's the original track:
Vieux Farka Touré - Fafa
I've since listened to more song samples from the album at trackitdown.net (another new discovery!) and I like what I hear. In fact, the subtle remixes I'm hearing appeal to me more than the remixes from Vieux's previous album collected on the album Remixed: UFOs Over Bamako. I'm looking forward to hearing the full album soon...
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