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ARTIST
TITLE
Thank You Very Quickly
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
THR 214CD THR 214CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/9/2009

"While Extra Golden's first two albums served as thesis and antithesis, Thank You Very Quickly showcases a new level of artistry that could only be referred to as synthesis. That is to say that Extra Golden is no longer an experiment or 'collaborative encounter', but (wait for it!) a band. For evidence of this evolution, one need look no further than the album's fierce opener, 'Gimakiny Akia,' a dance-floor choogler for high altitudes. 'Fantasies Of The Orient' has a spring in its step while reminding the listener that one doesn't have to live as a monkey to find happiness. Kenyan schoolchildren sing songs like 'Piny Yore Yore,' minus the shimmering guitars and explosive tom-tom rolls. The lysergic blues/disco groove of 'Anyango' is sure to be a huge hit -- with a psychedelic surprise for the heads. Drummer Onyango Wuod Omari steps out front on 'Ukimwi,' a passionate plea to destroy AIDS. Finally, the album's title track and closer extends a humble thanks to all of the group's fans who donated money to keep Extra Golden's families alive and safe amidst Kenya's post-election violence of early 2008. Though musically quite progressive, Thank You Very Quickly also consciously recalls many elements of the pre-digital age -- from the album's overall look and length, to its 'live' drum sound and organic guitar tones."