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26 November 2016

Getatchew Mekuria (1935 - 2016)

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Getatchew passed away on April 4, 2016 at the age of 81 after a musical career of more than 68 years. As a final tribute The Ex has published this photobook. 168 pages. Four sections of pictures; a selection from Getatchew's private album with historical photos and photos by three very different international photographers — Andy Moor, guitarist in The Ex, Matias Corral and Nick Helderman who came on tour in Europe, America and to Addis Abeba — to document this unique collaboration between Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests.

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25 November 2016

New Release - Birabiro by Fendika

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CD release date 25 November 2016.
LP release date 20 January 2016.

“Birabiro” release page
Onesheet Terp AS27 (pdf)
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5 September 2016

New Release - Shifting Sands by Ab Baars + Terrie Ex

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CD / LP. Release date 7 October 2016.

“A 16-year recording hiatus, but finally the unusual pair of Ab Baars and Terrie Ex are together again in the studio. Terrie, wicked grin, tilting his head like a dog hearing an instruction to back off, jumping straight out a favourite children’s book, The Menace from Wormer. And Ab, stepping right out of Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age. Nothing if not a gentleman: impeccably dressed, soft-spoken, well-mannered. An unlikely match if ever there was one. And yet...” (Guy Peters, 2016)

“Shifting Sands” release page
Onesheet Terp IS26 (pdf)
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Gored Gored by Paal Nilssen-Love + Terrie Ex

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CD. Release date 25 March 2013.

Hard free-style with a punk attitude, but with the complexity of the most experimental sides of avant-garde jazz. Terrie Ex creates raw, untreated guitar sounds in compassion with the hectic energetic drums of Paal Nilssen-Love. Exploring various sides of the electric guitar and so also with the drums, it is never predictable which turn the track will take.

“Gored Gored” release page
Onesheet Terp IS25 (pdf)
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Two Unique CDs Of Ethiopian Azmari Music

Two crucial artists. Two generations. Traditional Ethiopian songs, but also present, personal, very original and both very different.

Azmaris are the voice of free speech in Ethiopian society. These tremendous improvisors comment on politics, religion and everyday life in a particular style which is both provocative and very humourous.The double meaning in the language, ‘semenawork’ (wax ‘n’ gold) is an essential part of Ethiopian culture.

Onesheet Terp AS23 + AS24 (pdf)

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Bahru Kegne

In memory Of

CD + 44-page photobook. Release date 21 October 2013.

Terp AS-23 is of Bahru Kegne “In Memory Of”; a legendary Azmari, who was even a private court-player under Haile Selassie, then the ‘free newspaper’ in the communist days and recording some amazing ‘modern’ cassettes in the last years of his life. Deep, hypnotic, trance-like music . And unlike things published before.

“In Memory Of” release page
“In Memory Of” promo clip (YouTube)
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Chalachew Ashenafi

Fano

CD + 40-page photobook. Release date 21 October 2013.

Terp AS-24 is “Fano” by Chalachew Ashenafi, who did some tours with The Ex in recent years. He died last year. A traditional player, but also forward, funny and stubborn. These are his last recordings ever. Astonishing strong music.

“Fano” release page
“Fano” promo clip (YouTube)
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Y'Anbessaw Tezeta Release On Vinyl

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Getatchew Mekuria + The Ex + Friends

Y'Anbessaw Tezeta

2LP + 48-page photobook. Release date 21 October 2013.

"Y'Anbessaw Tezeta" release page
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Onesheet Terp AS21-22 LP (pdf)