Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (04.28.18)

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SSS is a monthly psychedelic tone poem. It’s equal parts structure and improvisation, meditation and provocation, sacred and profane. It’s made up mostly (though not exclusively) of short compositions or excerpts of compositions. These come from several musical genres and sub genres including spiritual and free jazz, contemporary classical, electronic and electronica, ambient and folkloric music of the world. The source material is sometimes analogue, sometimes digital and often remixed or reedited and augmented by spoken word, sound effects and sometimes even live percussion. It would not exist without hip hop . . .

      Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (04.28.18)



Jimi Tenor “My Mind Will Travel (Teen Party Edit)” 7″ (Philophon; 2018)

Yialmelic Frequencies “Aggregate (edit)” (SSS Edit) Yililok (Leaving; 2018)

The Breathing Effect “The Grove” The Fisherman Abides (Alpha Pup; 2017)

Blameful Isles “Ramnasjön (Aquarius)” Pleroma (Urban Waves; 2018)

Yosi Horikawa “Intro” Vapor (First Word; 2018)

Joe Farrell “Collage For Polly” Joe Farrell Quartet (Wounded Bird/CTI; 2013/1970)

Marion Brown “Visions” Vista (Impulse; 1975)

The National Gallery “Long Hair Soulful” Performing Musical Interpretations Of The Paintings Of Paul Klee (Philips; 1968)

The Mike Westbrook Concert Band “Original Peter” Mike Westbrook’s Love Songs (Deram/Free Soul; 1970/2016)

Abaco Dream “Cat Woman” 7″ (A&M; 1969)

Mo Kolours “Keep Cool” (SSS mix) Texture Like Sun (One Handed Music; 2016)

Ras_G & The Afrikan Space Program “Heaven is between her legs…(Initiate the return)” Stargate Music (Leaving; 2018)

Mombasa “Ode To Kalahari” Ode To Kalahari (Spiegelei/Intercord; 1979)

Carlos Niño & Friends “Light Codes” Going Home (Leaving; 2017)

Roy Travis “African Sonata – II. Bambara Dance Song” Duo Concertante / African Sonata / Switched-On Ashanti (Orion; 1973)

Roy Travis “African Sonata – III. SOHU” Duo Concertante / African Sonata / Switched-On Ashanti (Orion; 1973)

Pascal Le Boeuf “III: Amid The Apocalypse (feat. Dave Eggar)” Into The Anthropocene (self release; 2018) 


Daedelus “Raindrops” Taut (Magical Properties; 2018)

Relaén “Beat #6” Bedtime (A Tribute To Herbie Hancock) / Beat #6 EP (Wadada; 2018)

Bruno Heinen “Daydreamer” Mr. Vertigo (Babel; 2018)

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson 7 Carlos Niño “Find My Way” Suite For Ma Dukes (Mochilla; 2009)

Cavalier “Flesh” Innate (Alpha Pup; 2018)

Interdimensional Itinerant “Alchemy” Isomerism (self released; 2016)

Elusive “Good Juju” Dissonance (Alpha Pup; 2018)

jitwam “heavensent” ज़ितम सिहँ (Cosmic Compositions; 2017)

101 Strings Orchestra “Karma Sitar” 7″ (A/S; 1972)

Alan Lorber Orchestra “Wihin You, Without You” The Lotus Palace (Verve; 1967)

Alice Cotrane “Ganesha” Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana (Warner Brothers; 1977)

Nat King Cole “Nature Boy”

James “creole” Thomas “Lead By No One” Omas Sextet (22a; 2018)

Tenderlonious feat. The 22archestra “Yussef’s Groove” The Shakedown (; 2018)

Ryan Porter “KWashß” the Optimist (World Galaxy; 2018)