Dialectic Soul

Asher Gamedze - Dialectic Soul
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 15 ratings
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May 10, 2020 / Release Date
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Kal3n
82
I actually don't know how to review this project. I've got no clue under which genre I need to label it. It's just a really well-thought out, experimental, impressive, and amazing instrumental piece of work.

The drumming is impressive and well-put together. The wind-instruments are just well-done. I really don't know what to add tbh.

You know what, fuck you it's just good. Listen to it.

AMAZING TRACKS: "Synthesis"

GREAT TRACKS: "Antithesis"

GOOD TRACKS: ... read more
PitchforkClone
80
Blending free jazz with South African protest music and rigorous academic study, the Cape Town drummer connects jazz tradition to contemporary oppression, and points a way forward for the music.

Asher Gamedze’s Dialectic Soul attempts to fuse the cerebral with the elemental by finding points of connection between the American and South African jazz traditions. If this sounds like the opening of a master’s thesis, that’s because it is. Gamedze, who was introduced to American ... read more
alanbelo
90
Amazing.
40
love this.
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Track List

  1. State of Emergence Suite (Movement One: Thesis)
  2. State of Emergence Suite (Movement Two: Antithesis)
  3. State of Emergence Suite (Movement Three: Synthesis)
  4. Siyabulela
  5. Interregnum
  6. Eternality
  7. Hope in Azania
  8. The Speculative Fourth
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Added on: May 1, 2020