Vampire Nation | Wise-Ta-Nech [Pre-European Africa]

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Wise-Ta-Nech [Pre-European Africa]

by Vampire Nation

Legendary electronic artist from Luxor Egypt blends Middle Eastern music with American darkwave to create the coven funk sound.
Genre: Electronic: Trance
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Nature of the Trade
2:12 $0.99
2. Business of Love
4:04 $0.99
3. Zulu Pride the Art of the Comeback
5:23 $0.99
4. Songhay Life
4:10 $0.99
5. Black Californians
4:38 $0.99
6. My Lands My People
2:50 $0.99
7. Sailing Down Africa
5:23 $0.99
8. The Great Distortion
3:43 $0.99
9. Mystery of Meroe
3:36 $0.99
10. Greatness of Ethiopia
3:06 $0.99
11. The Possibility of African History Verdict From Evidence
3:35 $0.99
12. Business With the King of Timbuktu
4:07 $0.99
13. Triumph of Kush
4:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
In 1999 in the wake of the columbine crisis Vampire Nation's infamie reached a peak when the FBI raided their Pittsburgh based studio and confiscated master tapes to the unreleased album 'Narrative: The Life of Fredrik von Hamilton, an American slave'.

The case is still pending in a US district court.

After the raid the band dissapeared into the studio for the next year only showing themselves for a brief tour of the north.

The result of those '99 studio sessions is Wise-Ta-Nech Pre European Africa.

Vampire Nation is a band creating alot of controversy with the new instrumental album it seems not only is this a band destined for more recognition but a band literally letting the music speak for itself Goverment Probs or not.

The band name 'Vampire Nation' refers to the pilling of Egypt by the Romans ie: sucking the life out of a nation.

Enjoy the ride theres alot more to come...



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Outburn Magazine

African Mood Music
"Vampire Nation create a type of modern beats, African mood music, utilizing pre-European Africa as a springboard for creativity. The tracks engage the listener beyond the central theme, via rigid beats and stark, foreboding synths. "

Middle Pillar

A Spiritual Safari!
"Hypnotic styles build in intensity and purpose from an ambient spiritual safari of dark lounge music into a rhythmic dance of synths and laid back jazz/funk. Seemingly forgotten cultures, imagined thoughts and desires are re-created through the eyes of modern electronica."

In Pittsburgh

Ominous Dark Funk
"Vampire Nation does a top notch job of combining jazzy house, ominous dark funk, ethereal synth washes and a speaker-rattling beat. "


Well done
Great CD. very relaxing and afrocentric. To the guy that missed the boat I would suggest checkout out Vampire Nation's other CD Dead City Diary on CDBABY. It's more diverse.

In_faction Magazine

This is a hot release. VN does it again furthur defining their importance amoung
Vampire Nation - Wise-Ta-Nech [Pre-European Africa] - Hexagon/J-Bird Records
Vampire Nation once again define their narrow self-invented "coven-funk"
genre with this release. Fusing funky rhythms and seemingly jazz-influenced
keyboards with a strange quirkiness very similar to mid-career Cabaret
Voltaire. My favorite tracks, "Sailing Down Africa" and "The Possibility of
African History Verdict from Evidence" are diverse pieces, one being a
laid-back, mellow, trance-like piece, and the other being a more percussive
track similar to minimalist industrial, yet still close to trance. All of the
tracks are woven together by dreamlike keyboards and cosmic sound effects.
And in case you're wondering, the band's name has nothing to do with
vampirism in the black-clad Bella Lugosi sense. It actually refers to the
plundering of a nation, another form of "vampirism." While the only track
directly related to the theme by "lyrical" content is "The Nature of the
Trade" (it's mostly a sampled piece), I think the overall value of the album
strictly (but naturally) comes from the music itself.

Rev. Daryl Litts
In_Faction, P.O. Box 127, Cottekill, NY 12419 U S A


Interesting though some of it was kinda strange
Enjoyed some individual tracks though I didn't find it as Afro as I thought it was going to be, the documentary commentary was a little much I thought