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An Angel Fell
Artist
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
Label
Strut
Catalogue Number
STRUT164
Release Date
May 11, 2018

“The new album is complete fire – right in the moment.” Gilles Peterson

Strut presents the brand new album from cosmic jazz travellers The Pyramids, led by saxophonist Idris Ackamoor, ’An Angel Fell’. “I wanted to use folklore, fantasy and drama as a warning bell,” explains Ackamoor. “The songs explore global themes that are important to me and to us all: the rise of catastrophic climate change and our lack of concern for our planet, loss of innocence and separation... but positive themes too, the healing power of music, collective action and the simple beauty of nature.” Produced by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics, the album was recorded during an intense week at Quatermass studios in London and is one of the deepest, richest works yet from a band reaching their highest creative peak since the early ’70s.

The Pyramids originally came together in 1972 at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio where teachers included renowned pianist, Cecil Taylor. After forming in Paris and embarking on a “cultural odyssey” across Africa, the group recorded three independent albums, ‘Lalibela’ (1973), ‘King Of Kings’ (1974) and ‘Birth / Speed / Merging’ (1976) and became renowned for their striking live shows, mixing percussive, spiritual and space-age jazz with performance theatre and dance. After migrating to San Francisco, they disbanded in 1977. 35 years later, the band reunited in 2012 following growing demand for their music from vinyl collectors.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Tinoge 6:59 Buy

    Tinoge

  2. 2 An Angel Fell 8:37 Buy

    An Angel Fell

  3. 3 Land of Ra 9:25 Buy

    Land of Ra

  4. 4 Papyrus 7:41 Buy

    Papyrus

  5. 5 Soliloquy for Michael Brown 9:21 Buy

    Soliloquy for Michael Brown

  6. 6 Message to my People 7:48 Buy

    Message to my People

  7. 7 Warrior Dance 11:10 Buy

    Warrior Dance

  8. 8 Sunset 6:32 Buy

    Sunset

Track List: LP

A1. TINOGE
A2. AN ANGEL FELL

B1. LAND OF RA
B2. PAPYRUS

C1. SOLILOQUY FOR MICHAEL BROWN
C2. MESSAGE TO MY PEOPLE
D1. WARRIOR DANCE

D2. SUNSET

Track List

  1. TINOGE
  2. AN ANGEL FELL
  3. LAND OF RA
  4. PAPYRUS
  5. SOLILOQUY FOR MICHAEL BROWN
  6. MESSAGE TO MY PEOPLE
  7. WARRIOR DANCE
  8. SUNSET

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids

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