22 December 2009

Free Vieux

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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