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Karl Hector & The Malcouns — Ngunga Yeti Fofa

Limited edition vinyl EP by the world-psych-funk ensemble; original artwork by Kevin Lyons, screenprinted by Anti Designs.

For all intents and purposes, Karl Hector might as well be another nom-de-plume of Jay Whitefield (producer and guitarist for the Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers) who, along with Thomas Myland and Zdenko Curlija, founded Karl Hector & The Malcouns in the early 2000s. Alongside Bo Baral, other members of the Poets of Rhythm and crack Munich-based session musicians, Whitefield, Myland and Curlija crafted nearly twenty tracks for their debut, Sahara Swing, an album that swung with influences from across the African diaspora.

The trio are released a series of vinyl-only EPs – Tamanrasset was the first; Ngunga Yeti Fofa is the second – that culminated in the releases of their second album, Unstraight Ahaead . Ngunga Yeti Fofa’s five songs demonstrate The Malcouns’ deft handling of musics from both Eastern and Western Africa alongside Western psychedelia, jazz and funk.

01. Semai Thaqil
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02. Transition >A<
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03. Circles
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04. Ngunga Yeti Fofa
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05. Can’t Stand The Pressure
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