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Album: Seed
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Released: 2003
Length: 6:21
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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Sounds U2-ish.
 maggiebh wrote:
Learned of them in late 90's - a very magical time and place in my life. They were a wonderful and fitting soundtrack. Always love to hear them.  
 
 

I also learned about them in the late 90's, a time of growth and awakening for me. They will always be special to me! {#Guitarist}
 ddpakey wrote:
Replying to Comment: Afro Celt Sound System - Seed



Right - oak seeds are acorns.
 

Maple seed - we called them helicopters or whirly-birds
 kazuma wrote:
entretec wrote:
'i think it's an oak seed... when they drop off the branches they spiral down to the ground.'
troubadour27 wrote:
Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple
We used to call them 'helicopters' when I was a kid.
 

Right - oak seeds are acorns.
those beautiful pipes .......  
Learned of them in late 90's - a very magical time and place in my life. They were a wonderful and fitting soundtrack. Always love to hear them.  
 
God, I love this so much. Got the record the moment  heard it in RP. Never tire of it. Thank you.
 Karmala wrote:
An almost unthinkable fusion but, hey - it works. Dig it.
 

But then again, why should it not?
 Karmala wrote:
An almost unthinkable fusion but, hey - it works. Dig it.
 
Hey, why not? :)

generally wonderful. 
 Roguewarer wrote:
Yeah.... This group is tight and highly under-rated and under-recognized (to the general public — whoever that is nowadays) ;-)
 
They're highly-rated and recognised in Scotland and Ireland, and regularly headline big gigs (such as the annual HebCeltFest on Lewis). I've taken to them ever since I first heard their music in Scotland, and remain smitten. They have a new-ish album out, The Source, their first album in something like 10 years, and is more afro than celt compared to their earlier stuff. Highly recommended.
Yeah.... This group is tight and highly under-rated and under-recognized (to the general public — whoever that is nowadays) ;-)

Absolutely LOVE their groove. Thanks, Bill, for introducing them to me nearly ten years ago... wow...

It's SO COOL to read of others on this thread hearing them — and 'getting' them immediately. Then the search/listen/love cycle continues.

Don't forget the "Share" option, too.
 hugogdt wrote:
Is AfroCelts the same as Afro Celtic Sound System, that also sounds in RP? It is a nice chill-out thing to have as a background, I kind of like it.

 
For this album, they temporarily changed their name to AfroCelts, which they later determined was a mistake.
Fine. fine as frog hair.
One of my favorites...
Is AfroCelts the same as Afro Celtic Sound System, that also sounds in RP? It is a nice chill-out thing to have as a background, I kind of like it.

The original working title of the song "Seed" was the Malinke word "wulaba" which means "forest."  In this song, NFaly speaks of the importance of the forest, our own relative insignificance on the planet and the importance of respecting the earth.  It is a warning to people that if we don't protect the earth, everything will die and the birds will cry rather than sing.


Lyrics are missing not because this tune is "Instrumental"!
 kenhull wrote:
Can't find it anywhere. Suggestions?
 
Really? https://bit.ly/1DnTx3G
 kenhull wrote:
Can't find it anywhere. Suggestions?

 
You can find it on iTunes, under their previous longer name:  Afro Celt Sound System.
Can't find it anywhere. Suggestions?
Love this!!! Never heard of them before. Thanks Bill!
Amazing band, even better live !
I'm digging it. {#War}
One of AC's best, imo. Fusion w/extraordinary guitar.
 jchap5 wrote:
Former member?
 
I be the holy ghost of big stud Romeo Tuma...  hope you are having a marvelous time this year...  love this song...
 philbertr wrote:
AfroCelts' music often makes me wonder if ancient Celtic sailors didn't have contact with Africa?
 
You should check out a cd called "From Dublin to Dakar", it has excellent liner notes detailing the migration-derived legacy of the Celts...and cool Celtic music from all over too, btw.
 (former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 



Former member?

There are many Celtic settlements along the Spanish coast. It's highly probable that they would have mixed culturally with Africans during this period before the rise of Rome.
 

 Africans?

Africans along the Spanish coast before the rise of Rome (when 700 BC/Romulus? Or 500-1000 years later?)

Around 700 AD (only East-Rome existed at the time) Africans (Berbers mostly - folks one can hardly call "Africans" in a historical context) conquered big parts of Spain (before they were driven out again, ca. 1500 AD) - that much is true, but what it has to do with a timing you call "before the rise of Rome"...?

So tell me what AFRICANS shall have mixed with the Celts during the period "before the rise of Rome"...?

 

 

 

 

 

 


FANSTASTIC!
 philbertr wrote:
AfroCelts' music often makes me wonder if ancient Celtic sailors didn't have contact with Africa?
 
There are many Celtic settlements along the Spanish coast. It's highly probable that they would have mixed culturally with Africans during this period before the rise of Rome.
AfroCelts' music often makes me wonder if ancient Celtic sailors didn't have contact with Africa?
Saw them perform this - outstanding.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Maybe...
I just tried to buy this with the iTunes link from RP & it failed — perhaps the RP link needs an update from "AfroCelts" to "Afro Celt Sound System" per iTunes listing?


For some reason the vocals here remind me of Chris Squire's album Fish Out of Water.
I can't explain it, but I feel all their music as profanation, though it sounds good.
Great headphone song{#Music}
A pleasant enough song!
Long and monotonus
I really liked this
 I even bought the CD.
  but alas it is starting to wear a little on me.

  Amazing how fast that can occur.
While I enjoy "world" music, usually conglomerated stuff like this makes me roll my eyes (while at the same time bopping along to the rhythm).  However, the Celtic/Afro/Indian fusion here seems to work really well.  This album may be yet another purchase caused by RP! {#Money-mouth}
Loves me my AfroCelts - such an innovative blend of styles and cultures. {#Sunny}
 mabra70 wrote:
Fine tune for rainy days!
 
Works even on a sunny summer-day! 

Fine tune for rainy days!
 crockydile wrote:
RP introduced me to them 6 years ago...now I look up and, yes, I still like 'em, too! {#Bananajam}
 
One of so many RP "finds" for me....AC(SS), Porcupine Tree and Patty Griffin top that list.  THANK YOU, BillG!!!

 Baby_M wrote:
This whole album is excellent.  Good "brain music" for when you're studying, or "cruise music" for long distance car trips....
 
I was driving to work through the fog this morning when the car stereo served up this piece.  It was the perfect soundtrack for the trip.

I hear Euphoria in this too...that guitronica sound!
 crockydile wrote:
RP introduced me to them 6 years ago...now I look up and, yes, I still like 'em, too! {#Bananajam}
 

Ditto.
RP introduced me to them 6 years ago...now I look up and, yes, I still like 'em, too! {#Bananajam}
still love em
 keller1 wrote:
This is a great CD. Buy it.
 
Aye, but I'd go futher and say buy all the ACSS CDs. The band really is a unique experiment, kicked off by Peter Gabriel's record label and with his collaboration (he guests on one album), with a pretty much unique sound. They do represent the highly eclectic diversity of modern Scottish music, which mixes and melds musical styles from all over the world with traditional Scottish sounds - other fusion examples are Salsa Celtica and the Peatbog Faeries, to mention but two. The ACSS will likely dissolve in the near future (see the Wikipedia entry) and hasn't released an album for 3 years, but the band will be very fondly remembered. They do cracking live gigs, too.


This whole album is excellent.  Good "brain music" for when you're studying, or "cruise music" for long distance car trips.  The Celtic and African elements blend very nicely.
{#Meditate}{#Daisy}{#Drummer}{#Daisy}{#Meditate}
RP has played 7 songs off the same CD?  That's an endorsement.
 jjbix wrote:
Last I heard Scotland was quite far from the "Afro" part of this song?  Nonetheless this is good stuff and if you're hearing it in your neck of the woods on a regular basis, consider yourself lucky ass rocket!!!{#Yes}

 
arserocket wrote:


Just a little question my friend? When you say foreign music are you saying that from your side of the pond because I'm listening here on the other and it ain't foreign. This radio station plays around the planet from California and I love it but I'm part of the audience also.
 
 
Heil  jjbix. Go well and peace my friend - oh yes a very Happy Obama world to you also - sorry to be political but G'Obama!!!!!

Last I heard Scotland was quite far from the "Afro" part of this song?  Nonetheless this is good stuff and if you're hearing it in your neck of the woods on a regular basis, consider yourself lucky ass rocket!!!{#Yes}

 
arserocket wrote:


Just a little question my friend? When you say foreign music are you saying that from your side of the pond because I'm listening here on the other and it ain't foreign. This radio station plays around the planet from California and I love it but I'm part of the audience also.
 


attracting and interesting{#Bananajumprope}
Deadwing wrote:
I have it- it is outstanding :guitarist:
Yep.
Just a little question my friend? When you say foreign music are you saying that from your side of the pond because I'm listening here on the other and it ain't foreign. This radio station plays around the planet from California and I love it but I'm part of the audience also.
why are you insulting someone for complimenting a song that you like? :ask:
I have it- it is outstanding :guitarist:
This is a great CD. Buy it.
first time I'm hearing this. cool stuff!
jjbix wrote:
I really appreciate when Bill brings us cool, foreign sounding, underplayed music. That's why it's radio paradise.
Just a little question my friend? When you say foreign music are you saying that from your side of the pond because I'm listening here on the other and it ain't foreign. This radio station plays around the planet from California and I love it but I'm part of the audience also.
I really appreciate when Bill brings us cool, foreign sounding, underplayed music. That's why it's radio paradise.
THIS IS SUCH A GOOD BAND LIVE - YOU HAVE TO SEE THEM, THEY ARE WONDERFUL.
Oh Yeah Baby.... :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :motor:
holborne wrote:
Afro-celt? Come on, you can't actually be serious. Like Celtic rock isn't bad enough? Give me a break.
Why not crossing some musical borders? :music:
Afro-celt? Come on, you can't actually be serious. Like Celtic rock isn't bad enough? Give me a break.
Wow, this is great! I am loving the AfroCelts I've heard so far on RP. Thanks, Bill! :music:
No way - just bought this CD (unheard) 3 hours ago. Love it so far..... Anatomic is awesome as well.
most excellent
Another great Band! :dancingbanana_2:
I don't know what to "say" but this goes right into my heart :bounce:
Westside_Johnny wrote:
Marvelous segue, that. AfroCelts rule OK! And to all you haters: go see them live and learn:drummer:
They are great live but I thought they could use a drummer.
I heard this song last night in the car (XM channel 40, because i havent figured out how to connect to radioparadise in the civic...yet) and was blown away. This album is on the purchase list now. Oh ya.. AfroCelts then Zeppelin nice touch Bill.
Who needs a gym - all you've got to do is turn up RP and DANCE! Loreena McKennit ... Afrocelts ... wooo! :bounce: :bounce:
ok. i am calling my congressman; TO STOP THE PLAYING OF CELTIC FUZAK!
Marvelous segue, that. AfroCelts rule OK! And to all you haters: go see them live and learn:drummer:
entretec wrote:
'i think it's an oak seed... when they drop off the branches they spiral down to the ground.'
troubadour27 wrote:
Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple
We used to call them 'helicopters' when I was a kid.
Pyro wrote:
Their newest CD "Vol. 5 - Anatomic" is great. I happen to like everything I've ever heard by this band, so take my recommendation with a grain of salt if you're "on the fence" about these guys....
Me too!
This is one of those tracks which has a hook that reminds me of something else... hmmm.
I... hate... afrocelts...
MojoJojo wrote:
I don't dislike them, but after AfroCelts, Cocteau Twins, and Loreena McKennitt I need a pallet cleanser like Southern Culture On The Skids!
:lol: I like this tune too! :lol:
I don't dislike them, but after AfroCelts, Cocteau Twins, and Loreena McKennitt I need a pallet cleanser like Southern Culture On The Skids!
First tune from them I like so far. Other stuff is a little dark and creepy. But i'm diggin this.
eamo wrote:
I normally hate "Know-it-alls"... but sorry, I've gotta be one this time, and make a correction :( The pipes in this tune are Uilleann Pipes which are Irish (click here), not Bag Pipes which are Scottish. Yes, I'll shut up now.
I'll split hairs, since Uilleann pipes are bagpipes. Not the standard Scottish Highland bagpipes of course, but there are also many more kinds of Scottish bagpipes than the typical one seen at festivals and funerals :-)
eamo wrote:
I normally hate "Know-it-alls"... but sorry, I've gotta be one this time, and make a correction :( The pipes in this tune are Uilleann Pipes which are Irish (click here), not Bag Pipes which are Scottish. Yes, I'll shut up now.
Thanks for the info. A little education is always welcomed!
entretec wrote:
'i think it's an oak seed... when they drop off the branches they spiral down to the ground.' Sycamore or Maple
Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple
'i think it's an oak seed... when they drop off the branches they spiral down to the ground.' Sycamore or Maple
Shesdifferent wrote:
Squeeky sounding garbage? Oh, mannnnnn......this is rthymic, interesting, great beat.....smooth sounding...maybe its the bagpipes you don't like? Excellent song There isn't alot of original music like this around on mainstream. I like their mix of Afro and Celtic :bounce:
I normally hate "Know-it-alls"... but sorry, I've gotta be one this time, and make a correction :( The pipes in this tune are Uilleann Pipes which are Irish (click here), not Bag Pipes which are Scottish. Yes, I'll shut up now.
Good stuff, had to turn it up a bit and stomp around the room. rythmic, cool, inviting
Today must be United Nations Day at RP! :lol:
ad4tise wrote:
Is that a flower on the CD cover... or is it........
i think it's an oak seed... when they drop off the branches they spiral down to the ground.
Perfect for following Loreena!
ad4tise wrote:
Is that a flower on the CD cover... or is it........
Sycamore...
Alpine wrote:
I don't care for this squeaky sounding garbage, I'll give it a 1.
Sounds like you've been chained to something far worse than a desk!
Is that a flower on the CD cover... or is it........
Still looking for an Afro Celtic smiley..
I just realised, while reading an article about the inauguration of the new President of Liberia, that my head had been nodding the whole time. Cool!
Their newest CD "Vol. 5 - Anatomic" is great. I happen to like everything I've ever heard by this band, so take my recommendation with a grain of salt if you're "on the fence" about these guys....
This is another outstanding new song I wouldn't hear anywhere else.
Another great band on Peter Gabriel's label!
rulebritannia wrote:
Thanks, Greg.
These guys are great. See them live if you get a chance.
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Baby_M wrote:
More Afrocelts, please. :nodhead:
stop talking to bill like he's your mommy.
More Afrocelts, please. :nodhead:
so frelling over this tune........
I've heard better from them here. A little disappointing, IMO.
Rock on! This is some of the most original music I've heard in a long time. I own all their CDs. I always love hearing this group on RP. I could listen to their music all day. :music:
Beastie wrote:
Thanks, RP. Thisis not the same as Afro Celt Sound or something like that, right? Dig it so much it hurts.
In case you haven't gotten an answer to your question, it was AfroCelt Sound System (ACSS), then they became AfroCelts. (I think one of the band members died, they took a break, and came back as "AfroCelts".) I own almost all of their CDs and I really like them. Haven't burned out yet!
Solid... enjoying this more and more.
fluorophore wrote:
Everyone's wondering: who will be the next Yanni? John Tesh? May I present: Afrocelts.
Was that meant as an insult or a compliment?
Alpine wrote:
I don't care for this squeaky sounding garbage, I'll give it a 1.
Squeeky sounding garbage? Oh, mannnnnn......this is rthymic, interesting, great beat.....smooth sounding...maybe its the bagpipes you don't like? Excellent song There isn't alot of original music like this around on mainstream. I like their mix of Afro and Celtic :bounce:
rulebritannia wrote:
This is played a lot, but I still like it. How's the disk?
Over all very good, but after a few turns it gets a tad stale, to much of it sounds the same. what was once unique becomes after a while mundane. it's moved to my dust rack. Now Porcupine Tree still gets some turns.
I don't care for this squeaky sounding garbage, I'll give it a 1.
And the beat goes on...and on...and on....and on....and on....and on...and on...and...on!
Dang, gave this a 2 first time I heard it here. Lets up that to a 6, shall we? I am digging it now. Could be all the coffee....
Thanks, RP. Thisis not the same as Afro Celt Sound or something like that, right? Dig it so much it hurts.