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Prole Art Treat: East Man Selects 13 Visionary Releases
Yemi Abiade , February 7th, 2018 09:16

From Kate Bush and The Fall to Mobb Deep and Vybz Kartel, Anthoney Hart, the man behind Basic Rhythm, Imaginary Forces and most recently, East Man, selects the 13 albums that helped steer his art


Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Ecophony Rinne
This is the most recent album I’ve found. My friend Jamie put me onto it, but I actually already knew Geinoh Yamashirogumi without knowing it. They were a collective of Japanese musicians but also bankers, salary men, everyday people. They had a lot of albums out before Ecophony Rinne, and they soundtracked the film Akira. Jamie posted a track on Facebook and I loved it but there was something familiar about it and I listened to the album realising they did the Akira soundtrack.

There were electronic elements in their music, a bit of folk, traditional Japanese music put together – a lot of Gamelan influences, very melodic loose percussion. I’ve only had this album for a month or two, but I’ve been listening to it almost every day. It’s one of those albums you can really immerse yourself in.