Modern Maskanda

by Ben Badenhorst

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Dillon Ethier
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Dillon Ethier I would describe the bulk of this album as a highly talented guitarist just jamming and soloing over African rhythms, with some modern electronic elements filling out the sound. I guess you could call it rock, but it's not quite like any I've heard before. Seems Dr. Beaf deserves credit for this one! Favorite track: Deep Phreegan.
Philip Graham
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Philip Graham Love the rhythmic intensity, the looping guitar lines, and the sense of a journey into mysterious territory. Favorite track: Oeado.
Ed Buckley
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Ed Buckley This is wonderful, and strange. Built around simple Zulu beats/rhythms, this S. African electric guitarist builds complex swirls and skittering riffs, and then often plays with that using some processing technique (pedals?). At heart a rock album he incorporates a number of other styles to great effect. Afro-rock pops!(huh?) Found on Dr. Beafs page. A definite fist bump good heathmarshal!
Roy Meerkamper
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Roy Meerkamper Generally not a fan of world music, but this one works really well. African beats, interesting bass lines, beautiful guitar work, wide range of moods. Very different. Thanks to Beaf. Favorite track: Oeado.
Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf I am a massive fret-less bass fan, and anything that is different - and this album is all of that. It has elements that are repetitive with African, middle eastern, jazz, new age and electronic influences fused into a great end product. I'd love to listen to this while walking through the album artwork! Favorite track: Deep Phreegan.
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Maskanda is a style of Zulu Traditional Music, based around simple, repetitive beats and melodies.
It is music which accompanies a Long Journey, hence 'Walking Music'....
This collection of songs represents a modern interpretation of that style.


released March 14, 2013

Special thanks to:
Raven Sklair, Chris Morningstar, Mikayla Badenhorst,
Neil Thunderbolt, Brit Horowitz (Album cover design),
Avi and Einat Horowitz, Martian Wolfheart, Michael Bartholemew,
Robert Fripp, Eric Johnson, L.Shankar, U.Shrinivas, Bela Fleck,
Al Di Meola, Mark Knopfler, Steve Newman, John McLaughlin, and
The Great Spirit, for the Gift of Life...



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Ben Badenhorst South Africa

Ben Bad, Fretless Guitarist, Composer, Producer:)
Always evolving, pushing the envelope:)

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