Artist: Imperial Tiger Orchestra
Title: Addis Abeba
Genre: Afro-beat,Jazz,Experimental,Fusion
Release date: 2010
Audio codec: MP3
Format: tracks
Quality:320 kbps
Time:44:31 min

1. Djemeregne (original track by Muluqen Mellesse)
2. Bati (Live – Traditionnel)
3. Emnete (Live – original track by Mulatu Astatqe)
4. Etu Gela (original track by Mahmoud Ahmed)
5. Bati (Studio version)
6. Harer Dire Dawa
7. Aha Gedawo
8. Selam Temagwet

Raphael Anker: trumpet ;
John Menoud: sax baryton ;
Alexandre Rodrigues: fender rhodes, roland juno ;
Cyril Moulas: bass, phin ;
Julien Israelian: drums ;
Luc Detraz: percussions.

About Album
Absinthe Music & Mental Groove Records unite to reveal one of Geneva’s best kept secret: Imperial Tiger Orchestra.
While compilations of music of Ethiopian heritage are flooding the market, Imperial Tiger Orchestra offers a unique sound combining modern and traditional inspiration.

The Orchestra’s repertoire consists of revamped remakes of songs from the golden age of Ethiopian music: a powerful horn section, deadly percussions and relentless keyboards provide a merciless and efficient instrumental reinterpretation and improvisation based on original vocal songs. Preserving the natural beauty of melodies and Ethiopian sound while exploring uncharted territory, playing with textures and dynamics, adding distortions and noise to complete beautiful pieces, the self-proclaimed counterfeiters embrace dark hypnotic rhythms, obsessive basslines and grooves from electronic music. Far from any purist notions, the musicians surprise and delight with traditional Tha? “phin” guitar mixed into traditional ethiopian “kebero” percussions. Just one example among many others. It’s groove experimentation, it’s improvisational heat.