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Space Echo - The Mystery behind the Cosmic Sound...

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Interpreter: Various artists
Label: Analog Africa
Location: Cape Verde

The rather bizarre story is that a shipload of cutting-edge (at the time) music technology en route from Baltimore to Rio disappeared, only to later turn up in Cape Verde some months later, with no crew aboard. When it was found to contain hundreds of keyboards and synths, a rebel leader distributed amongst local schools, and so the cosmic sound of Cape Verde was born. And thus the revolution was synthesised. If only all press releases were this inventive...