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Consumer Guide Album. Afro Celts: Seed Another . band Americans don't need-musically, we're all Afrocelts, and uilleann pipes have nothing to do with it. Not that they have much to do with this oleaginous fusion unit, where a predictable surfeit of Celts-or at least white people, given headman Simon Emmerson's highly Anglo-Saxon surname-have long favored electronics and such pan-world signifiers as bouzouki, tabla, and flamenco guitar
Seed," due March 25, is the group's first effort to be put out under the streamlined name the Afro Celts, The Afro-Celt Sound System has finalized the details of its fourth Real World Records Album. Seed," due March 25, is the group's first effort to be put out under the streamlined name the Afro Celts, and will feature guest shots from experimental bassist Jah Wobble, Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers, and flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook, among others. Seed" reportedly finds the genre-jumping . An Afro Celts tour is currently being planned for later this fall, but beforehand, O'Lionaird is due to perform in March at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In 2001, the Afro Celts toured with the Dave Matthews Band.
Consequently, Seed holds together more strongly as an album. The songs are more consistently crafted and sonically rich here, with different voices and instruments coming to the fore, but never outshining the greater whole. Highlights include the blues slide guitar-driven title track, the wholly acoustic (which is a first!) and Irish jig-inspired "Ayob's Song/As You Were," and the "All Remains. Afro Celts previous volume of work showcased everything that was good about this band. With "Seed" it seems they've stepped back to their debut where I felt there weren't memorable melodies and song structures. There wasn't a single track on "Seed" that I could remember after repeated listening.