Kabasa – Searching

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Label:Atlantic – ATH 4048

Country:South Africa

Used LP 1981

Disc:VG+/EX (feel slight surface noise at some parts, totally good condition, looks perfect, please check audio samples of all)

Jacket:VG+ (in shrink, scuffs/wrinkles, please check photos, think miraculous condition)

The second album of 1981 by South African supergroup Kabasa formed by guitarist Doc Mthalane, who is also known as Harari, and bassist Tata Sibeko who was also active as an arranger. Total magical and hot sound with a funky taste added to the neat performance form, mellowness, and Afro-groove based on jazz-rock to psychedelic-rock. All six tracks are great, paticularly "Pickin' Up The Pieces" with its heavy drumming, psychedelic guitar sound, vibrant bass, "Long Day" with its contrasting mellow, medium rhythm that leads into a amazing guitar part, "Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo," a powerful Afro-fusion track are the best. The sound quality is also clear and powerful, unlike other Afro release. This is the only work that has not been reissued. Beautiful condition with shrink that was opened dead stock copy by the previous owner.

Harariでも知られる南アのジミヘンの異名を 取るギタリストDoc Mthalane、打楽器奏者Oupa Segwaiにアレンジャーとしても活躍したベーシストTata Sibekoが加わり結成された南アフリカのスーパーグループKabasaによる81年のセカンドアルバム。端正な演奏フォーム、メロウネス、ジャズロック~サイケデリックロックを基調にしたアフログルーヴにファンキーなテイストが加味されたマジカルなサウンド。全6曲どれも凄いですが、ヘビーなドラミング、サイケデリックなギター、鮮やかなベースが一体となった”Pickin' Up The Pieces”、対照的にメロウでミディアムなリズムで魅せる序盤から素晴らしいギターパートへ移る”Long Day”、力強いアフログルーブのフュージョントラック”Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo”は特に秀逸。熱い!音質もクリアかつパワフル。唯一このアルバムだけリイシューされていません。前オーナーがデッドストックを開封した奇跡的なシュリンク付き美品です。

A1 - Pickin' Up The Pieces

A2 - Long Day

A3 - Hela MManyeu

B1 - Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo

B2 - Searchin

B3 - Sonqoba