osmium is a fascinating ride: wild, rampaging heaviness of the most soulful kind. a glimpse into what was to come from one of the most enduring and colourful groups of the last 5 decades. often a very difficult lp to track down it has always been sought after and extremely expensive to buy. appealing to fans of black music, rock and psychedelia equally its contents have shocked, entertained and grooved open minded music lovers since its release over 40 years ago. this is the first time the record has been reissued in over a decade, complete with original artwork. remastered, reissued
2011 two cd collection. world routes is on a mission to travel to the most far-flung corners of the planet to document and preserve endangered musical traditions. to date, the program has visited some 53 countries, including 15 in africa, 15 in asia, and nine in the americas. artists from countries as diverse as mali, india, iraq, georgia, china, madagascar and cape verde all have tracks featured on this two cd set.