Mark Maxwell – Sankofa Sound System (09.22.18)

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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 (09.22.18)


*edited, remixed or otherwise f’ed with by Mark Maxwell


Bixiga 70 “Quebra Cabeça” Quebra Cabeça (; 2018)

Afriquoi “TOYK (Wonky Logic Rejig)” Afriquoi – Abobo Nation (remixes) (2016)

Rejoicer “Rings Of There” Energy Dreams (Stones Throw; 2018)

Georgia Anne Muldrow “Aerosol” Overload (Brainfeeder; 2018)

Kamaal Williams “Situations (Live In Milan)” The Return (Black Focus; 2018)

Geof Bradfield “Ostinato” Yes and: Music For Nine Improvisers (Delmark; 2018)

Hive “Mood Swings (Act II)” Working With Sound (Alpha Pup; 2018/1997)

*Davud Tranchina “Grey Sky” (SSS Mix)

Elza Soares “Comigo” (excerpt 1)(SSS) The Woman Of The End Of The World (A Mulher Do Fim Do Mundo) (Mais Um Discos; 2016)

Geo Rip “Business Coma” U-Udios 2 (U-Udios; 2018)

Emanative “Heaven’s Mirror (Reprise)” Earth (Jazzman; 2018)

Sons Of Kemet “The Hour Of Judgement (Part 1)” Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do (Naim Jazz; 2015)

Ken Nordine “The Sound Museum” The Classic Collection, The Best Of Word Jazz / Vol. 3 (Dot; 1957/1968)

Healing Force Project “Constellation Interlude Part 1” Gravitational Lensing EP (Firecracker; 2016)

Yes “Five Percent For Nothing” Fragile (Atlantic; 1972)

Matthew Halsall And The Gondwana Orchestra “Longshan Temple” Into Forever (Gondwana; 2015)

Paul Horn “Meditation – Psalm 3” (abbreviated) Inside The Great Pyramid (Mushroom; 1977)

Alan Lorber Orchestra “Where” The Lotus Palace (Verve; 1967)

Kikagaku Moyo “Semicircle” Forest Of Lost Children (2018 Reissue) (Beyond Beyond is Beyond; 2014/2018)

Alemayehu Eshete “Alteleyeshegnem” 7″ (Philophon; 2017)


Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt “Bèmgnot Alnorem” Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits = ሙዚቃ ሕይወቴ (Amha/Heavenly Sweetnes; 1972/2016)

David Helfman “Tangishaka” Song Of Earth (private press; 1976)

Bulawayo Kwela with Albert Nyathi “Mysterious Africa (Danalogue Dub)” Bulawayo // Harare (Nyami Nyami; 2018)

René Filho “Hora De Rezar” Isto É Que É Umbanda (Itamaraty; 1975)

*Elza Soares “Comigo “(excerpt 2)(SSS) The Woman Of The End Of The World (A Mulher Do Fim Do Mundo) (Mais Um Discos; 2016)

Cool Creations Of St. Maarteen “Nighttime On The Beach” Vol. 1 (Jay; 1977)

Os RitmistasBrasileiros Orchestra “Candomble” Batucada Fantastica Bossa Nova (MGM; 196?)

Conjunto Guaguanco Matancero/Papin Y Sus Rumberos “Ta’ Contento El Pueblo” Guaguanco (Antilla; 1954?)

Saulsothecray “Kaya” Afratech Mix: To The Future (Cray Music; 2018)

Lord & dego “Oh It’s You Again” The One Way To The Other (2000 Black; 2018)

Daphni “Poly” Joli Mai (Jiaolong; 2017)

The Comet Is Coming “End Of Earth” Channel The Spirits (Special Edition) (Leaf; 2017)

Toshio Matsuura Group “Kitty Bey” 12” (HMV; 2018)

Kaidi Tatham “Outta Audah” It’s A World Before You (First Word; 2018)

Teebs “Long Distance (feat. Gaby Hernandez)” Ardour (Brainfeeder; 2011)

Austin Peralta “Epilogue: Renaissance Bubbles” Endless Planets (Brainfeeder; 2011)

Ravi Shankar “Raga Ahir Bhairav” Three Ragas (World Pacific; 1967)