Sudan Archives

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£ 15.99


Released when 23, vocalist, Sudan Archives wrote, played, and produced all the music here.

Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music. Grewing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she "messed around with instruments in the house" and took up violin in the fourth grade, eventually teaching herself how to play the instrument by ear. When she discovered the violin playing style of Northeast Africa, her eyes opened to the possibilities of the instrument. "The way they played it was different from classical music. I resonated with the style, and I was like, 'Maybe I can use this style with electronic music,'" she says.

This fusing of folk music and electronic production was the turning point for Sudan. "I started mixing my violin into beats,” she says, “It wasn't complicated — I'd just sing straight into the iPad." She honed her at-home style after moving to Los Angeles aged 19 to study music technology, and after a chance encounter at a Low End Theory party with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records owner Matthew David, she signed with Stones Throw.

Come Meh Way
Golden City
Wake Up
Format: LP
Label: Stones Throw Records
Catalogue numbers: STH2390


Barcodes & Identifiers:
Matrix / Runout-STH2390-A
Matrix / Runout-STH2390-B
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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