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Mezana Dounia by Massa Dembele Press Resources

 

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Mezana Dounia

By Massa Dembele

This is the debut album by Burkinabe songwriter Massa Dembele.  His music features the ethereal sound of the kamele n'goni harp combined with melodic vocals and indigenous percussion.  Massa's powerful lyrics, which were fully translated for this release, express inner turmoil and disillusion with the state of the modern world. With Mezana Dounia, Massa Dembele has crafted an album of neo-traditional Mandinka music (mandingue traditionnelle) that is at once deeply rooted in the region's musical history yet is consciously personal, mobile and modern.

IZNIZ006. Release date - July 21, 2017

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Voices

By Michael White

Michael White was a truly original and groundbreaking violinist in the realm of jazz. In the 1960s, he introduced the violin into the free jazz scenes of the Bay Area and New York, playing with luminaries such as Sun Ra, John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders. In the early 1970s, he was a founding member of one of the very first fusion groups, the "Fourth Way". He released five albums with the Michael White Quartet on Impulse records, and has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

Voices features master musicians and old friends Timothy Young (guitar), Cecil McBee (bass), Kenneth Nash (percussion) and Leisei Chen (vocals). Cecil McBee and Kenneth Nash also performed on Michael’s classic 1973 release The Land of Spirit and Light.

IZNIZ001. Released in 2004.

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Green Jean Jamboree (7")

By Nethers

Ultra-rare indie rock gem from Nethers.  Limited edition.  Only a few left on the planet.

IZNIZ002. Released in 2007.

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What the Wind Will Never Tell

By Nethers

The sophomore full-length effort from Nethers is the impeccable result of what happens when a band travels over 3,000 miles to record in the garage of an esteemed producer who they’ve never met before. Together with Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers, Gary Louris, Lilys, Lavender Diamond), the band created What the Wind Would Never Tell, a seamless collection of incandescent pop and latenight mood pieces, Sunday morning hangover music and dark, brooding funeral hymns, galloping psychsummer sing-a-longs, and heart-aching waltzes. All sung with stunning warmth, depth, and haunting beauty by vocalist Nikki West.  It comes on the heels of their critically claimed debut, In Field We Will Lie.  Nethers have toured with Dungen, and performed with the Decemberists, the Walkmen, the National, and Josh Ritter.

IZNIZ003. Released in 2008.

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Lost Forever

By The Shrouded Strangers

Recorded in a cabin in the woods of Guerneville, California, while sweating around an 8-track machine and drinking Coors tallboys. The Shrouded Strangers dropped white noise atop sputtering Camaro/Casio freak-outs, sea shanties about botched mutinies, discomforting childhood hallucinations, fuzzed-out hillbilly stomps and propulsive, Can-driven paeans to drugs that don't exist yet.  What they emerged with was a strange, consistently damaged and infrequently beautiful collection of disembodies pop tunes and psych-sing-a-longs.

IZNIZ005. Released in 2012.

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