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Ariwo

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George Fox
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George Fox This mesmerizing album is full of wonderful contrasts: futuristic and ancient, synthetic and natural, gestural and textural. Favorite track: To Earth.
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~ Selaroda ~ Incredible fusion of dubby, clubby electronic music with latin jazz percussion + trumpet. Very cool!
mainlymane
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mainlymane Saw these guys at womad 2017, hands down the best performance of any act i have ever seen. will stay with me till i die. Fantastic.
Leonardo Sullivan
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Leonardo Sullivan l have to say it has become my favourite album thus far in 2017 The previews on the artistes page are spot on. Thank Ariwo a fantastic work of art. Favourite track: To Earth.
michael tull
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michael tull light airy atmospheric grooves, nice! Favorite track: Caldera.
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__pommy__ Got hooked by the cover art ; - )) had to buy the album. Music turned out good too.
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'To Earth' - Phonica Records Top 50 Tracks of 2017
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★★★★★ "One of the most exciting underground acts of the moment. A truly original debut album" [Twisted Soul]
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★★★★ "Dark, mesmeric, uplifting and danceable; you won’t hear anything else like it." [Evening Standard]
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★★★★ "Gloriously mystical soundscapes" [Songlines]
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"Formidably integrated. A sonic terra incognita guided only by a hypnotic and dubwise focus on forward motion" [The Wire]
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“A bold, standout statement with some high-def drum work” [Bleep]
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“A soundscape that was paralyzing & moving all at once” [Pitchfork]
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"Music that's often rhythmically dense and hypnotic, but also haunting, melancholic and strangely intoxicating" [Juno Records]
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“Their fusion was an instant success, each track spinning out with a psychedelic edge" [Resident Advisor]
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"One of the best things I’ve heard all year" [88.Nine Radio Milwaukee]
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"Ariwo tap into ancestral energy with ferocious execution" [Stamp the Wax]
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“Very beautiful atmospheric feeling. The kind of stuff I would put on at DeepSpace” [Francois K]
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"Ariwo means noise in Yoruba, and what a stunning noise it is" [Rhythm Passport]
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"Ariwo trasmette una genuinità senza confini, delicata e con ampio margine di crescita" [Blow Up]
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この圧倒的な酩酊感を味わいながらひたすら漂っていたい。[A4 Copypaper]

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released May 16, 2017

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Ariwo London, UK

Ariwo are a Cuban/Iranian four-piece focused on intersection between electronic and ancestral music.

The band brings together Iranian electronic composer POUYA EHSAEI and three of London’s most influential Cuban musicians; Irakere's Latin Grammy winning “percussion virtuoso”, HAMMADI VALDES; Sierra Maestra lead trumpeter, YELFRIS VALDES; and godfather of London’s Cuban scene, ORESTE NODA.
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