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Senegal Grindcore Mafia
« on: October 27, 2017, 11:44:27 PM »
Hi, everyone! Tonight, Senegal Grindcore Mafia -a young band from my country- uploaded their 2nd album, which is called 'Ido y Lúcido' and is great. You can listen through any of the following:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/2HuHzdMExaQ
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1wcWzXZNEWfNtyjyCu5YkC
Bandcamp: https://lasenegal.bandcamp.com/album/ido-y-l-cido

The album was mixed by Jack Shirley (producer of Deafheaven, Oathbraker and others) and mastered by Doug Henderson (who works on Swans' records), and is very special because it's the successful result of a 50 day crowdfunding campaign. The guys from the band needed around $4.000 dollars, and within the first 24 hours of the campaign, they were able to collect half of the money. By the time the campaign ended (in early September), 129% of the expected total had been raised. They did pretty good!

Their music is a mixture of some metal sub-genres, some psychedelic/progressive rock and some punk. They are not grindcore at all - actually, each of their albums has just 5 songs, some of which are past the 9 minute mark. Only one song on their new album has some grindcore feels as far as I can tell.

Anyway: it's a great, great band and a great, great album! It's pretty short and fast, so hopefully you'll have a chance to listen to it. If you like it, you can send your comments to the band through www.lasenegal.com or https://www.facebook.com/lasenegal - eventhough Spanish is their first language, they can read/write in English.

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Re: Senegal Grindcore Mafia
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 12:29:15 AM »
Clicked based on the title alone, was not disappointed.  :metal

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 03:12:10 AM »
I would have never imagined that I'd ever read the words "Senegal", "Grindcore" and "Mafia" in the same sentence.
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Re: Senegal Grindcore Mafia
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 03:35:14 AM »
I would have never imagined that I'd ever read the words "Senegal", "Grindcore" and "Mafia" in the same sentence.

This indeed, what a weird band name :lol

The music is quite enjoyable! Only listened to the first 5 minutes of that Youtube link, but I'll listen to some more later.
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Re: Senegal Grindcore Mafia
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 12:59:20 AM »
Clicked based on the title alone, was not disappointed.  :metal
I would have never imagined that I'd ever read the words "Senegal", "Grindcore" and "Mafia" in the same sentence.

This indeed, what a weird band name :lol

The music is quite enjoyable! Only listened to the first 5 minutes of that Youtube link, but I'll listen to some more later.
Thanks for the feedback, guys! It's nice to see the band being listened to in different countries/continents already. :)

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Re: Senegal Grindcore Mafia
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 12:35:15 AM »
Because I want to help promote the band so they can be known (and hopefully tour) in other countries, I would be grateful if you could tell me names/links of blogs, forums or YouTube channels that you like, focused on metal and alternative rock - websites where I could write to and post about the band and their music.

Any help you can provide will be great and much appreciated. Thanks! :)

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Re: Senegal Grindcore Mafia
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 08:09:52 AM »
A few days ago, the band's album turned 1 year old. I thought of sharing a couple of videos they uploaded recently:
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Re: Senegal Grindcore Mafia
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 08:26:59 AM »
Oh, and for those who like studio technology: one recorded by mixing engineer Jack Shirley (who the band hired because of his work with Deafheaven and Oathbreaker) showing the equipment used for mixing the album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xclsAQ_SY7U