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Afro Celt Sound System — Nevermore
Album: Seed
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1039









Released: 2003
Length: 4:38
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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I'm really starting to like this band. 

Please play more. 
 zeus wrote:
Nice... Love the flute bit near the end :o Too much "snow-falls" for Afro... maybe its the celt part singing that.
 

Not a flute. It’s an irish low whistle. Bass version of a penny whistle, if you like. Looks like a chrome exhaust pipe and is an impressive sight to watch being played like this. 
 Jelani wrote:
Aural oatmeal. Oatmeal is nice, but very plain, without additives, and can get boring in short order.

 
It's porridge oats in Scotland, pal, and if the AfroCelts are porridge then it's heavily spiced with African and Indian flavours. This is not my favourite track but is still enjoyable, and a decent example of the multicultural mélange that characterises ACSS. It's an unusual track for them as the singing's in English, rather than Irish or Scots Gaelic.
 
For those who like a bit more afro with their celt, their latest album, Source, is enormously recommended by the Nottingham (leth-Shasannach, leth-Eireannach) jury, a solid 10.
 Jelani wrote:
Aural oatmeal. Oatmeal is nice, but very plain, without additives, and can get boring in short order.

 
It's also good for you - eat your oatmeal {#Tongue-out}
Instrumental?? aonde estão as letras? e aproveito para sugerir a inclusão de mais músicas brasileiras. Sou ouvinte da R.P. há 1 ano e só ouvi música brasileira uma única vez!!!
Nunca mais, nunca mais...
What kinda instrumental is this song if it has lyrics?
Aural oatmeal. Oatmeal is nice, but very plain, without additives, and can get boring in short order.
 Mr_Cabbagehead wrote:

(While sipping a cup 'o joe)

No offense- but I'm laying money I don't want to see that.

{#Cheesygrin}



 
You might want to think that through. You could lose money... and certitudes...
 CaffeineSam wrote:
If there was any moonlight outside I would go out and dance naked.

 
(While sipping a cup 'o joe)

No offense- but I'm laying money I don't want to see that.

{#Cheesygrin}


So 2003! Are those Bebel Gilberto and Ivan Lins? Boa Musica! Chin-chin! {#Cheers}
Sweet and lovely!
If there was any moonlight outside I would go out and dance naked.
I keep hearing a Talking Heads tune in here.
 1wolfy wrote:
The more I hear this band, the more I like them.  They take me away {#Meditate}

 
Ooh I agree.. the more I hear...
the more I want...
the more I enjoy
the more I know I need a cd or two..

Thank you Radio Paradise..... for opening my ears so so many artists that are new to me....
I was nodding off when this sprang from the "radio" and seized my feet- I fell out of bed and went swirling off in some deranged boogie dance, presumably embarrassing all in the room with my demonic terpsichore.
Sweet, portuguese sound. Looks like Vanessa da Mata, but is Nina Miranda.
The more I hear this band, the more I like them.  They take me away {#Meditate}
 redmachine wrote:
Sounds like Sting plugged into a computer.
Can't think of anything worse
  

 
MiracleDrug wrote:


how about someone that thinks Neil Young or Leonard Cohen can actually sing...
 
How about someone who attacks another over something as subjective as their taste in vocalists?  If you don't like them, don't listen to them.  But don't attack people that do like them.  It just makes you look like an asshole.

 I can't stand Elvis Costello, but I don't think that gives me the right to insinuate anything about you, even if you do make it easy.
 MiketheKnife wrote:
Nice aural wallpaper. Not much here that demands my attention....
 
I think it deliberately has that trip-hop, background element to it.  There are more than enough things in life, which demand my attention - music need not be one of them.  It works as "aural wallpaper".
 redmachine wrote:
Sounds like Sting plugged into a computer.
Can't think of anything worse
 

how about someone that thinks Neil Young or Leonard Cohen can actually sing...
Weak as either a celtic or african inspired track.
Sounds like Sting plugged into a computer.
Can't think of anything worse
 mandolin wrote:
...this sounds a lot like afro celt sound system...  ;)
 

Aided by nearly two dozen guest musicians, this effort from the Afrocelts (aka the Afro-Celt Sound System) veers off in a slightly different direction from previous releases. Still present are the multi-culti layers of sound, the club-friendly beats, and the ethereal vocalists. What's missing is some of the hyper-kinetic energy and heavy drum presence that helped the first few Afro-Celt releases grab their audiences; in their place is a gentler, more soothing feel. Fiddler Eileen Ivers and flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook both make major contributions to the colorations of this new sound, while never quite upstaging the core bandmembers.

https://www.allmusic.com/album/seed-r632581


Rating upgraded.    Its cool
...this sounds a lot like afro celt sound system...  ;)
I hear some Portuguese, probably Brazilian, singing "Nunca mais" (Nevermore, in English). But I didn't find the lyrics.
Who is the female voice? 
This album has some Enigma production qualities in terms of anticipation tracks, peaks and valleys, reprises and build-ups.  Still not sure if it's better than #2, but we'll see.  Just picked it up on Amazon.
what was once fresh and new is now old and rotted. . . .
 some think the same about me

Pourri de chez pourri. 3...... peut-être même un 2 la prochaine fois.
 jkhandy wrote:
{#Dance}
 

Great emoticon.....love it and the song


Good to listen and chill to.  {#Meditate}
{#Dance}
 Inflatablewoman wrote:
Not my thing at all.

 

I completely disagree with you, but I'd love to know how you got that projectile vomiting thing happening.

Nice background music, not much to listen to though.
suck wouldnt know  music if it bit him on the ass{#Drummer}
KICK ASS!
Well, not that much, but just wanted to respond to SUCK!
SUCK!
Nice aural wallpaper. Not much here that demands my attention. Reminds me of some "New Gold Dream"- era Simple Minds but less compelling.
This sounds like it would be a good segue with something from the second album of the Kate Bush "Aerial" release.
fuzak yes, but i like it too. it's magically delicious!
Thanks to RP for letting me expand my musical horizons, been loving this album eversince first hearing it here.
I've always liked these guys but the vocals on this one are quite a departure for them.
Not my thing at all.
i liked it...my bf thought it was sting...and i said nah, it sounds a little like him but it's not.
luin wrote:
WOW! Not too many people like this song...I like it and I think the guy does sound a little like sting.
A little Sade-sounding too...
A term coined by slothful little minds that jump to snap judgements and can't be bothered to actually explore the repertoire of an artist. Its a shame that AfroCelts' first, astonishingly good album doesn't get airplay here. It will make you realize how strong their multicultural credentials really are. Whirlpool wrote:
What's A Fuzak?
Sounds like the base line from Stone Roses 'Fools Gold' keeps running in the background here . . .
Mari wrote:
So many wonderful discoveries here @ Radio Paradise :hug:
YES! Absolutely yes! And this is the reason why I love RP so much :kiss:
Kerly wrote:
I always turn it up. Definitely their best song. Thanks for letting me discover it, RP.
So many wonderful discoveries here @ Radio Paradise :hug:
Here comes the occational afternoon (in Norway) with shit... RP goes off!
phineas wrote:
I still turn it up.....
I always turn it up. Definitely their best song. Thanks for letting me discover it, RP.
Whirlpool wrote:
What's A Fuzak?
It used to be a disdainful term for jazz-rock fusion which had been homogenized to the point of no discernible personality, but I guess it's now applied in the same vein to any fusion of musical styles. I wouldn't quite describe this as faceless fuzak, but it's really nothing to get terribly excited about either.
WOW! Not too many people like this song...I like it and I think the guy does sound a little like sting.
Agreed. Couldn't they cram a few more gratuitous cultural references in there?
thewiseking wrote:
DREADFUL, DULL, CELTIC FUZAK
What's A Fuzak?
arrghh enough world music already!!
I like this. Their other stuff any good?
something new to me.....kewl....well sorta !! :bananapiano:
She wants to give me...what? Pure Things ...like what? ...coc...marij...tell me what!?!?!?
I bought the CD, I really like these guys...
I would travel to the top of a mountain, the bottom of the desert, if this male singer were there -
earthbased wrote:
I thought this was a new Sting tune. Is that Sting singing?
Sting? He sounds nothing like Sting! The guy from Soft Cell, maybe...
This song so gets a big :razz: Guh.
Sounds like the Shamen + the Girl from Orbital "Are we here." Not sure... the male voice sounds very ordinary. Ok. I'll give it a 5 :)
I think that what is often overlooked (perhaps because of the dominating rhythm and melody) is the quality of the vocals - and especially so in this song.
it's okay, but I wouldn't miss it if I didn't hear it again.
I still turn it up.....
I'm wondering if YOU have a pulse if you can't hear what's in this tune. I dare say I trust Bill's opinion on New Age schlock, and this ain't it. And while I'm at it, AfroCelts kick Pixies' butts! foppy-knight wrote:
Can this stuff.Let's hear something from the Beatles or Nick Drake, or Beck, or Aretha Franklin, or John Coltrane, or Frank Sinatra, or the Pixies, or...well you get the idea. Just some REAL music. This music makes me feel as though I were in a new age book shop. C'mon now! Let's hear something with a pulse!
DREADFUL, DULL, CELTIC FUZAK
Not the best tune on the album, but still good.
First time hearing this, but I like it. That wonderful segue from Be Good Tanyas into this really set it up nicely.
SCprof wrote:
I have to agree. I've heard more I don't like than do like today.
:wave: Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out. I mean, seriously folks. If you don't like the tunes, don't come back. This isn't PHYSICS. Likeable tune from my perspective.
wow, all the annoyance of my local new age shop without the travel time! :?
Can this stuff.Let's hear something from the Beatles or Nick Drake, or Beck, or Aretha Franklin, or John Coltrane, or Frank Sinatra, or the Pixies, or...well you get the idea. Just some REAL music. This music makes me feel as though I were in a new age book shop. C'mon now! Let's hear something with a pulse!
abbefaith wrote:
and today's playlist in general...
I have to agree. I've heard more I don't like than do like today.
stornoway wrote:
If you ban stock beats about 3/4 of current music would disappear, so that's maybe not a valid criticism.
No no, a very valid criticism. I would love to see 3/4 of current music disappear.
I thought this was a new Sting tune. Is that Sting singing?
The female singer sounds like Smoke City's Nina Miranda - anyone know?
Let's see do I love it or hate it? Sounds like Conjure One a slight bit......I like.
brandog wrote:
People come together from all over the world to make California Mall Music.
:lol: :clap:
snowak wrote:
THIS SUCKS
and today's playlist in general...
THIS SUCKS
downbylaw wrote:
i completely agree. i really can't stand this band. the name is bad, the music is bad... sound like a stock house beat that they're wailing over. i'd bet there are neither "afros" nor "celts" on this record.
If you ban stock beats about 3/4 of current music would disappear, so that's maybe not a valid criticism.
Well I think it's quite nice. Cheerful at least.
brandog wrote:
People come together from all over the world to make California Mall Music.
The above statement is just a shortcut to thinking.
People come together from all over the world to make California Mall Music.
Love that Neo Wall-of-Sound production. (No, I don't mean the guy from the Matrix has taken over for Phil Spector...)
downbylaw wrote:
i completely agree. i really can't stand this band. the name is bad, the music is bad... sound like a stock house beat that they're wailing over. i'd bet there are neither "afros" nor "celts" on this record.
Hmm...I counted three Irish-born and two Africans (in addition to an Englishman with Kenyan parents) in the band. You're right. These guys are so fake. So...why are they so good?
:sunny.gif: Mmmmm! Nice way to get up and going this morning! :goodvibes.gif:
not for me.
The entire disc is a treat!! :bounce:
Heard it first tonight.. Nevermore.. great thing really like it.
quote the raven :-k
I find myself in a position liking anything PG has been , even remotely associated with. Brings it class. 7.
Nice... Love the flute bit near the end :o Too much "snow-falls" for Afro... maybe its the celt part singing that.
Platypus wrote:
something about their stuff always just sounds so fake, overproduced, empty, and soulless to me.
You might not feel this way if you had ever seen them perform live. I saw them last year touring in support of "Seed", with the same line-up. Actually less reliance on synthesizers and production on this album than in some of the earlier ones.Absolutely incredible show, full of energy and passion as well as moments of lyrical sublimity, especially featuring flute. Johnny Kalsi, the lone Indian musician, puts on a particularly incredible live performance, dancing his dhol drum all over the stage. His "drum duel", India/Africa, with Moussa Sissokho on djembe was alone worth the proverbial price of admission. downbylaw wrote:
i'd bet there are neither "afros" nor "celts" on this record.
Well you'd lose that bet. You can't have bothered to look into the line up.
Platypus wrote:
something about their stuff always just sounds so fake, overproduced, empty, and soulless to me. just plain boring would be an improvement. oh well, that's what the mute button is for.
i completely agree. i really can't stand this band. the name is bad, the music is bad... sound like a stock house beat that they're wailing over. i'd bet there are neither "afros" nor "celts" on this record.
something about their stuff always just sounds so fake, overproduced, empty, and soulless to me. just plain boring would be an improvement. oh well, that's what the mute button is for.
Mixed feeling. I realy like the music, but I don't like the (male) voice. Can we get this song without voice?
Glad to see Bill exploring different AfroCelts cuts. Love the featured pipes against the vocal and percussion.
I'm not that much into modern dance music, but there's quite a lot of this band, I happen to like, so far. Maybe even more, now I found out that one of its main members, Jo Bruce (keyboards/programming), is a son of my old hero, Jack Bruce.
The male vocals remind me of Sting. Nice song.