- 2 x LP
- Time Capsule
The roots of Angolan popular music explored in the meticulous guitar studies of Mário Rui Silva 1980s albums.
Whether on mesmerising acoustic ballads or hypnotic groove-led tracks, the music of Angolan guitarist, researcher and intellectual Mário Rui Silva has a beguiling, melancholy quality, woven into the dynamics of his deft guitar playing.
Rhythmically complex yet supremely effortless, the music collected here stems from three albums Mário released in Luanda in the 1980s that reflect his diverse range of influences, from traditional Angolan and West African rhythms to European jazz and classical instrumentation.
It is united by a sense of low-key beauty, whether on the chugging opener ‘Kazum-zum-zum’, the jazz-funk keys of ‘Lembrança Dum Velho’, or the twinkling, late-night poly-rhythms of ‘Kizomba Kya Kisanji’
A selection from Mário's three 1980s albums, Sung'Ali (1982), Tunapenda Afrika (1985) and Koizas dum Outru Tempu (1988) Music & lyrics are written by Mário Rui Silva Remastered by Stuart Hawkes, Metropolis Studios, London, UK Liner notes by Anton Spice Curated & reissue production by Sam Jacob & Kay Suzuki All recordings are licensed from Mário Rui Silva (C)+(P) Time Capsule 2021