The Shaolin Afronauts return! 2011s debut album from The Shaolin Afronauts >Flight Of The Ancients< was a critical and commercial success story, lauded as a truly original blend of the sounds of 1970s West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering and progressive avant-garde jazz artists of the same period. The first release in the Freestyle 300 series - strictly limited edition, numbered singles.
This new single 'Brooklyn' displays the bands musical progression. Whilst the multi layered rhythms remain, as well the hypnotic horns and melodic interplay, the soulful, jazz inspired harmony has been taken up several levels to a quite stunning effect.
The b side of this limited edition 12 inch single is a very special live version of 'Kilimanjaro', which was recorded in January 2012 at the Adelaide Festival Centre, Space Theatre with an expanded 18 piece line up - as The Shaolin Afronauts Ensemble. This track is not included on the forthcoming new album and is a totally exclusive to this single. (added: 2012-06-28 17:25:02 )