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A Sonic Oasis Awaits You in Sudan Archives’ Video for “Time”

by Dertrick Winn

Sudan Archives play too much

If your search for new music has become dry and stagnant, Sudan Archives is the musical breath of fresh air you’ve been looking for. The self-taught violinist and West African folk music enthusiast splashes sound onto a desert landscape in the video for her breakout single “Time”.

In “Time”, the 22-year old Cincinnati native demonstrates her knack for melding the modern with the indigenous, using looping technology to create a highly percussive and tribal soundscape that is as ancient as it is visionary. Using the barren terrain as her backdrop, she creates a metaphor for the way that scrambling to make up for lost time can be as difficult as locating water in a drought.

Sudan Archives was picked up by Stones Throw Records in late 2016. Though she has yet to launch a full musical project with her new label, it is apparent that we can expect great things from her this year.

Sudan Archives – Time from Stones Throw on Vimeo.

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