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Founder Dan Harper from nr Bath/Box/Frome moved up north, to Brighton, to Brixton, to Mali, to Ethiopia (as an aid worker), and back to Somerset clocking up many members and sounds and a growing and moving studio base. Mixing Ethiopian, dance, psy, trance, rock, funk, world, dub, reggae, dnb etc with African vocalists and traditional instruments. Remixes done for Zion Train, Jesus Jones, Baka Beyond etc; writing for Suns of Arqa, and collaborations with some of the bands below e.g. Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, Ozric Tentacles, Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopqiues, Dubulah, Simon Hinkler (The Mission), Captain Sensible, Hilaire Chabby (Baba Maal), Elmer Thudd (Loop Guru), Eat Static, Zion Train, Temple of Sound, Gary & Dennis (The Rhythmites) etc etc. I also put together Dub Colossus after inviting Nick Page / Dubulah out to Ethiopia to link him with the artists I was working with and to use my house and studio, we recorded the Ethiopian end there before Realworld took the project on. We had one co-write on the BBC’s Long Way Down with Ewan McGregor (Realworld). Invisible System, Punt (Made In Ethiopia) album just released on Harper Diabate Records - radio play started e.g. DJ Pathaan, BBC Late Junction/Asian Net/World Service etc, New Zealand Radio, many in the USA and Europe. Receiving incredible reviews e.g. only album to get 5 stars that week in the Financial Times, top ten of best new albums after in The Independent, great review and full article in fROOTS mag, 4/5 review in Rock N Reel magazine, fantastic reviews in e.

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  • danieleonharper

    Invisible System present a fusion album of Ethiopian, dub, dance, rock, drum & bass, psychedelia, electronica & live music.Traditional vocals & instruments meet the modern, electronic and brass. Recorded in Ethiopia.  Live Europeans meet live Ethiopians!  Mahmoud Ahmed & Bahta Gebrehiwot (Ethiopiques) Hilaire Chabby (Baba Maal) Justin Adams (Robert Plant & Strange Sensation, ex-Jah Wobble’s Invaders) Tsedenia G.Markos, Mimi, Terermeg, Feleke, Desta, Tewabe & Sami (Ethiopians post this album signed to Realworld Records as Dub Colossus) Joie Hinton (ex-Eat Static & Ozric Tentacles / Here and Now / IGV) Martin Cradick (Baka Beyond/ex-Outback) Captain Sensible (The Damned) Ed Wynne (Ozric Tentacles / Noden Inctus) Simon Hinkler (The Mission) Dubulah (Transglobal Underground, Temple of Sound, Natasha Atlas) Perch (Zion Train) Juldeh Camara (Justin Adams, Realworld) Elmer Thudd (Loop Guru) Gary Woodhouse (The Rhythmites) Boswell / Warp (Junkwaffle & Bristol Graffiti Artist - Los Mutartis)

    21 Nov 2009 Reply

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