Angus Martin | Presqu'ile

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Presqu'ile

by Angus Martin

Universal Diaspora Pop, Post-Apocalyptic Muzak, World Music for the Otherworldly; European nostalgia and Christianarchism meet Afro-Caribbean & Brazilian rhythms.
Genre: World: Creole
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1. Les misereux
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2. Si timoun gen fado
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3. La priere
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4. El gabachango
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5. Rosalia
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6. Putain de toi
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7. Flor y canto
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8. Presqu'ile
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9. Som 23
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10. Canto de oro
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11. Bossa para Neruda
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12. De A a Zelie
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Album Notes
12 songs in French, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Italian.

"Presqu'ile" - French for peninsula, or more literally: "almost an island"

Almost-Island music...... Peninsular Music.....

We are surrounded on three sides by the hope of freedom, but also the dangers of the deep.... From here we can contemplate and dream, retreat if we must, to the strength of good tradition, the solid mainland...

We can also jump in and swim, set sail, and sometimes drown in the cosmic undertow..... the musician as amorous adventurer, as scientist seeker of primal sound, as prophet eking out the song of God; as heroic cultural diplomat, as crab-walking poet-fool and crank, the musician as child playing in the waves with his friends....

Do good things. Think good thoughts. Thrive in adversity...


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whit

angus martin for secretary general of the UN
I'm thinking Caetano Veloso . . . Jacques Brel . . . Phil Ochs . . . Piazolla and Joao Gilberto all rolled into one.

This music is fresh, electic, real, divine. Thank you Angus for channeling it for us - or whatever you did to be so talented. Why aren't you famous yet?

Josh Levine

Real original storytelling
I love the swing and the singing is beautiful.

Jack

blue reflection to fiesty celebration
Groovy enough for the background but virtuosic enough to remain interesting. Very human music - poignant and lighthearted both. A range of honest human emotion comes through these 12 songs, not a dud among them. The honesty is clear to me though language-wise I can understand only about 1/4 (Martin sings in French, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and I think Portuguese.

I occasionally get sick of this music but not for long. It is world music in the best sense - fusion of different traditions (Brazilian, French, Atlantic Rim) but still rootsy in each. It has an easy, improvised feel to it but if you listen close you can tell that lots of thought went into the arrangements, choosing instruments and the like. I give thanks for this album!

marie sondom

superb!
Amazing music, the kind you want to listen again and again. I recommend it highly!

Horace Persival

A perfectly thin slice of musical meat from a wordly deli
World music that refuses to be defined, precisely because it is so unique in interpretation and experience. Honest and coming from a deeply autobiographical soul's musical journey.

Nicole Renaud

beautiful cd
very addictive and pleasant music. There is also a very soothing softness about it. looking forward for the next cd!