I'm totally excited to see some prime recordings of The Master Musicians of Jajouka back in print by way of The Primal Energy That Is The Music And Ritual Of Jajouka, Morocco. The track above Brian Jones, written for no other than the former Rolling Stone himself, is an upbeat groover that fans of some contemporary international musicians such as Group Doueh or Omar Souleyman will dig into, though it's worth noting that the Musicians of Jajouka have been on the radar of the underground and international scene since their first recordings with Brian Jones.
The album is being released by Sol Re SolwhichSS Records has announced to be their new subsidiary. The new imprint will allow the people behind SS to step away from their avant rock and into the world and all the music that comes with it. As such the internationally inclined label has set it sights on delivering some first class tunes from around the globe that "fans of Sublime Frequencies, Mississippi Records, the Nonesuch Explorer series, Ocura Records, and the Ethnic Folkways series" will love. Combine that with the label's direct use of the constructed language of the same name.
The Master Musicians of Jajouka's Primal Energy album is available now from Sol Re Sol.