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Eccodek's Voices Have Eyes

Author: NewZfusion
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
eccodek (aka the multi-ethnic collective led by Canadian producer Andrew McPherson) returns to the global music arena with Voices Have Eyes - the follow up to 2006's widely acclaimed More Africa In Us.

eccodek's free floating membership of collaborators weaves together an ethnically diverse mix of global dub, fusion and downtempo. With over 15 singers and musicians contributing to Voices Have Eyes, it's easy to hear how the nine new tracks take on a fierce power when presented live by this six-piece groove juggernaut.

Voices Have Eyes features the mesmerising talent of Malian kora master Mansa Sissoko, the seductive beauty of Juno Award-winning Indian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia, South Pacific triple threat Akuila Qumi (of Black Rose) and the tribal meltdown of Fiji's Savusavu Choir.

Rising from the underground of Toronto's multicultural music melting pot, eccodek has cultivated a visionary blend of downtempo grooves, tribal electronica and world dub. McPherson collaborated with musicians from around the globe for several years before the 2006 White Swan North American release of his much-anticipated debut recording, More Africa In Us. This deeply hypnotic, afro-dub groovefest created an immediate stir both locally and throughout North America.

McPherson also recently completed a remix of "Wosoubour" by Vieux Farka Toure, son of the late two-time Grammy winner, Ali Farka Toure. This remix is featured on Voices Have Eyes and represents the first-ever physical release of the track.