Dance to the Full Moon – Invisible System.
Invisible System aka Dan Harper, is an English producer, musician and ethnomusicologist.
Dan worked and lived in Ethiopia for 3 years and is best known for his Ethiopian fusion albums released between 2009 and 2013, that have received great international critical acclaim.
Before Ethiopia, Dan worked as an aid worker in Mali where he met his Malian wife, inevitably he would embark on a Malian project and released the instrumental Bamako Sessions album in 2018.
Dance to the Full Moon is the sequel, recorded at the same time, featuring an array of local musicians and griots, including international Malian star Sidi Touré and Astu Niamé Diabate whose powerful galvanic voice will resonate with Oumou Sangaré fans.
Delving deep into Mali’s traditional musical roots, griot, ngoni, kora, and Songhoy guitar are accentuated with the interfusion of dub, post-punk, techno, and R&B.
Dance to the Full Moon is a more fulfilling album than its predecessor and with Dan Harper’s guidance and production finesse, has created a triumph of equilibrium, crisscrossing genres but keeping Mali at its heart and soul.
Dance to the Full Moon – Invisible System Album
Released 25 Oct. 2019
Label: ARC Music