Thursday, 7 October 2010

win tickets to music port fest and come and see invisible system http://www.gondwanasound.co.uk/node/1283

win tickets to music port fest and come and see invisible system http://www.gondwanasound.co.uk/node/1283

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

gigs n festivals

Change in line up for our Music Port Festival gig, Salif Keita had transport and logistic issues so we are now playing with ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO, other acts inlude JAH WOBBLE AND HIS JAPANESE DUB and THE IMAGINED VILLAGE. We will also be headlining Open Air Stage Waveform Festival Saturday night for those who want dance and electronica in Wales:)

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

New Invisible System album

New Invisible System album starting to really take shape now:)

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Early Bird tickets

Catch Invisible System @ Waveform Festival on an Early Bird Ticket,£75 run out midnight 30th June. not many left & they go up to £95 there after!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Festival Gigs

2 Festivals Coming Up For Invisibe System : Playing before Salif Keita (who be headlining) Music Port and also last onstage Sat night Waveform Festival - Cats Cradle / Open Air Stage :)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

New album review from The States

New album review from The States
INVISIBLE SYSTEM
Punt: Made in Ethiopia
Harper Diabate 001

To call Invisible System a band is a bit of a misnomer. Instead it's largely the brainchild of Dan Harper, who was an aid worker in Ethiopia, where he befriended and recorded a number of musicians and singers, including the legendary Mahmoud Ahmed. He encouraged them to improvise, something different for those used to playing in structured formats. Back home in England, in brought in other musicians, including figures like Justin Adams, Juldeh Camara and even ex-punk Captain Sensible, to make the tracks into full pieces of music. It could have been a disaster, and it's to Harper's credit that it works so well, using reggae and dub in part (this project is a cousin to the Dub Colossus albums on Real World, employing some of the same Ethiopian musicians), plus some definite tinges of rock. It's worth pointing out that everything here features real musicians and singers, not samples, or people adopting another culture. At times hypnotic, at times rumblingly loud, it's a joy for the senses. Forget who's on it, and enjoy it as a major cross-cultural fusion that pays respect to all the cultures involved. It's world music in the very best way, but the question is where will Harper go from here. How do you top, or even follow, something like this? - CN

Monday, 31 May 2010

Quickie

Finished building hardware and software of PT HD studio at work, now the acoustics ! At some point after I may actually get the next IS album finished...

Monday, 10 May 2010

BBC radio interview

Invisible System interview towards end :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p007nrz6/Caribbean_Connection_09_05_2010/

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

iphone app

iPhone app out for our album and awards nominees:)
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/songlines-music-awards-2010/id363133620?mt=8

Thursday, 25 March 2010

4* Review In The Times

4 Star Review in The Times
March 2010 : Clive Davis

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article7074981.ece

The untimely death of the broadcaster Charlie Gillett — “Mr World Music” — has left a hole. But if we are going to miss his annual pre-Womad compilation, Simon Broughton’s magazine goes some way to filling the gap. While Latin America is under-represented in the poll, Lusophiles will be glad to see the Cape Verdean diva Lura and the quirky fado-and-beyond newcomers Deolinda. Is the debut album by the disabled Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili really as interesting as the inspiring streets-of-Kinshasa back story? I’m not sure. Still, fascinating work from Faiz Ali Faiz, Mamer and the Ethio-dub project Invisible System, to name a few, should keep you occupied while you mull that one over. Songlines SPLCD003

Our World Music Awards Album just went no.1 in the ITunes World Music Charts:)

Our World Music Awards Album just went no.1 in the ITunes World Music Charts:)

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

IS Radio Progs Coming

Radio progs coming for Invisible System and other Songlines World Music Awards nominees - World on 3 BBC3 this Friday, Ross Allen Ministry of Sound on Monday and BBC Late Junction. Reviews also coming up in the papers:)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?nItemID=33261

http://www.music-news.com/ShowNews.asp?nItemID=33261

Saturday, 20 March 2010

World Music Awards - We are in finals under Best Newcomer + CD Release

World Music Awards - We are in finals under Best Newcomer + CD new http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1040471&c=1

Friday, 19 March 2010

World Music Awards - Songlines - Invisible System nominated into finals as Best Newcomer - CD Released


World Music Awards - Songlines - Invisible System nominated into finals as Best Newcomer - CD Released this Monday of all nominees via HMV, BBC etc

PRESS RELEASE

SONGLINES MUSIC AWARDS 2010 COMPILATION ALBUM

Release date: Monday 22nd March 2010
(SPLCD003. Distribution through Proper Music)

Songlines magazine will be releasing a 16-track album, featuring all nominated artists in the Songlines Music Awards 2010, on Monday 22nd March. This follows the announcement of the nominees on BBC Radio 3’s ‘World on 3’ on Friday 19th March.
The list of nominations is embargoed until Friday 19th March.

Track listing:

1. Goran Bregovic 'Gas Gas Gas'
2. Oumou Sangaré 'Seya'
3. Deolinda 'Movimento Perpétuo Associativo'
4. Speed Caravan 'Qat Market'
5. Lura 'Maria'
6. Staff Benda Bilili 'Moziki'
7. Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara 'Banjul Girl'
8. Tinariwen 'Tahult In'
9. Mamer 'Mountain Wind'
10. Invisible System 'Yeteleye Fikir: Love In Harar'
11. Stockholm Lisboa Project 'Näverbiten. Corpo Aceso'
12. Shooglenifty 'The Vague Rant'
13. Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni ba 'I Speak Fula'
14. Transglobal Underground 'Mera Jhumka'
15. Gypsy Groovz Orchestra Goes TuttiMundi 'Hot Water Festival - Part 5'
16. Faiz Ali Faiz & Titi Robin 'Mast Qualandar - Khiraj Aqeedat'

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Compilation album released this week

With us on, info to come;)

Saturday, 13 March 2010

New Website Up For Invisible System

New Invisible System / Harper Diabate website up :)
http://www.harperdiabate.com/

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Intersting article on the background of the awards we are entered into http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/mar/21/radio3-world-music-awards

Intersting article on the background of the awards we are entered into
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/mar/21/radio3-world-music-awards

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

World Music Awards

We are in the Songlines World Music Awards for outstanding talent in... finalists and winners announced soon :)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Punt on Spotify

You can hear Punt in full on Spotify now - albeit in crud mp3 compression unless you pay to join then it gets higher (but mp3 higher) and you don't get the lovely album art either:)

Friday, 1 January 2010

Best albums of the decade! We got no.56! http://www.bscreview.com/2009/12/best-albums-of-the-decade-59-50/

Best albums of the decade! We got no.56! http://www.bscreview.com/2009/12/best-albums-of-the-decade-59-50/