In celebration of 20 years on the trot, Afro Celt Sound System will soon release a very special anniversary record. As their first album in ten years, The Source will drop on April 29th, and we can’t bloody wait! Check out the artwork below – very cool!
As its title suggests, all thirteen tracks on the album summon the original Afro Celt energy, while yielding fresh and creative inspiration. Grammy-nominated multi-instrumental founder and producer Simon Emmerson recalls the creative spark that occurred from his early ’90s work with celebrated singer and guitarist Baaba Maal in Senegal, and a meeting of minds with Dublin-born musician Davy Spillane. It led to a jam-session of African and Irish musicians laced with electronic beats at Peter Gabriel’s Real World’s studios in Wiltshire (with the surreal backdrop of the likes of Johnny Depp, Kate Moss and Iggy Pop milling around), from which Afro Celt Sound System’s debut album took flight.
Have a listen to Cascade, one of the new tracks on the highly-anticipated record. If this doesn’t make you move, then you might just be dead inside!