Album: Volume 3 - Further In Time
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Released: 1996
Length: 4:00
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The dark strings sound a little like the "House of Cards" opening. 
Saw these guys at a free music festival many years ago. They were off the hook.
Don't know if that was a patriotic tribute made on purpose, but the singing slightly reminds me of early Simple Minds. Excellent tune anyway.
 Beaker wrote:
The opening sounds like Delhi 2 Dublin, slowed down a wee bit.

I like Afro Celt quite a bit.  But give me a few beers, Delhi 2 Dublin playing at warp speed in the festival party room, and I'm in pretty much bliss

 
Good call. Usually ACSS are a bit more 'spacey' than D2D, but in this song they've gone the full Indian hog.

For those wondering about D2B, have a neb at their website or track them down on Soundcloud. Well worth finding if you like your Bhangra Celtic-flavoured.
Pinkish, progressive. I like it a great deal.
This is irritating the shit outta me, and nothing happens when I press PSD.  Help!
May be my mood cause the sound in most of this set has gotten under my skin…gratingly tinny at times
 
 misterbearbaby wrote:
It kinda depresses me, thinking of all the effort and money wasted to bring this music to my home so I can loathe it!

 
It's possible that they may have recorded it for someone other than you.
The opening sounds like Delhi 2 Dublin, slowed down a wee bit.

I like Afro Celt quite a bit.  But give me a few beers, Delhi 2 Dublin playing at warp speed in the festival party room, and I'm in pretty much bliss.

So yah. 
It kinda depresses me, thinking of all the effort and money wasted to bring this music to my home so I can loathe it!
And up goes the volume control from 3 to 11.
Extremely good.
I love how Bill shows not only the average rating, but also the histogram so we can see the distribution...they often tell very different stories!
 Lazarus wrote:

lagan means flotsam or jetsam usually attached to a buoy for recovery...

here is a buoy for Snowden—

 
A tad off-topic there, Lazarus. As it happens, in Scottish Gaelic "lagan" means 'hollow', and is common amongst Highland placenames. See the excellent site Ainmean-àite na h-Alba (Placenames of Scotland). As the celtic section of the Afro-Celts are Irish or Scottish, I think it's more likely that it's this meaning of "lagan" that the song's about.

lagan means flotsam or jetsam usually attached to a buoy for recovery...

here is a buoy for Snowden—

Email exchange between Edward Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey

Former two-term GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire emailed Edward Snowden yesterday—

Mr. Snowden,

Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harms way any intelligence agent, I believe you have done the right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States Constitution.

Having served in the United States Senate for twelve years as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, I think I have a good grounding to reach my conclusion.

I wish you well in your efforts to secure asylum and encourage you to persevere...

 
Really really good stuff !
 countyman wrote:
Although there is no credit given to PG, this cd is on his REALWORLD label and he sings and plays on track three "When Your Falling"
 
IIRC there's full credit given to Peter Gabriel on the CD cover (I'll have a look when I get home), and he was the Afro-Celt's miwife. This is acknowledged on the Wikipedia entry.

 vicariance wrote:
this track gives me the goddamn shivers.  {#Drool}
 


Like anything of this great combo. Seen them live in montreux, SUCH an experience!
this track gives me the goddamn shivers.  {#Drool}
almost the same beat as "meet her in the backroom"
enough already.
Great mix even though I didn't like the song before...English Beat to Afro Celt...
Pohg ma thoin was inscribed on the centre of the Boomtown Rats  LP, can't remember the name now. OOh weren't we naughty in those days! Ha ha, I hid the LP from the parents in case they saw it, how punk is that...
 Platypus wrote:
hah! what's Gaelic for "hokey", "terribly dated", and "overplayed"?
 
Pòg mo thòin ;-)
How can it be "dated"? The ACSS (Wikipedia entry) has only been in existence since 1996 and this CD came out in 2001. Is your concept of time so narrow that 8 years is "dated"? Or is that a reference to the Irish and Scottish melodies and rhythms being used?

 Pyro wrote:


Nor I.
 

me either......love all they do and PG too!

...she is lost in space...
Although there is no credit given to PG, this cd is on his REALWORLD label and he sings and plays on track three "When Your Falling"
I was thinking more like Roxy music in a way..Rael_1975 wrote:
I swear to god, the strings in this song sound like they were pulled directly from Peter Gabriel's "Signal to Noise". Did he contribute anything to this song? Anyone with the album know? love these guys. Thanks to RP and PG for introducing me.
Verrrrrrrrrrrrry COOL! :cool:
+ =
2Hawks wrote:
I have not yet heard an Afro Celt piece I didn't like. solid nine
Nor I.
karljonasson wrote:
Crazy! So the question IS the answer. Deep. On another note, I really want to give this a 1, but I've reserved 1's for Cowboy Junkies and Tracy Chapman. If someone could find a connection between this group and either of the above, I'd be much obliged.
They both are beginning to drive me crazy?
UltraNurd wrote:
The best part is, if you google (gaelic overplayed), you get this song comment.
Crazy! So the question IS the answer. Deep. On another note, I really want to give this a 1, but I've reserved 1's for Cowboy Junkies and Tracy Chapman. If someone could find a connection between this group and either of the above, I'd be much obliged.
Platypus wrote:
hah! what's Gaelic for "hokey", "terribly dated", and "overplayed"?
Platy?
Platypus wrote:
hah! what's Gaelic for "hokey", "terribly dated", and "overplayed"?
The best part is, if you google [gaelic overplayed], you get this song comment.
bokey wrote:
"Lagan" is gaelic for "hollow"
hah! what's Gaelic for "hokey", "terribly dated", and "overplayed"?
dated but ace
One of my favorite Afro-Celt tracks, and I love these guys a lot.
"Lagan" is gaelic for "hollow"
I have not yet heard an Afro Celt piece I didn't like. solid nine
One of the better tracks off this album. Huzzah!
TreborG2 wrote:
That was pretty good (ACSS) ... really.. nice lead into another one too.. (Rusted Root) ** & here's one for the numbers... I've recently (05/14/02) purchased this cd, BECAUSE I've heard 4 really good tracks off of it here at RP !! Take *THAT* you carp-thusists! :p :D
And, unfortunately, we are fighting carp again. I, too, have purchased THREE ACSS CDs since I began listening to RP.
Just feeling the flow.
bill, you're really workin' your wiles on me these past few days. may have to make a second august donation. :yes:
Rael_1975 wrote:
I swear to god, the strings in this song sound like they were pulled directly from Peter Gabriel's "Signal to Noise". Did he contribute anything to this song? Anyone with the album know? love these guys. Thanks to RP and PG for introducing me.
dunno about this song specifically, but they are or have been on his label: he does vocals for a song they did that got a decent amount of pop radio play over the past six months.
I swear to god, the strings in this song sound like they were pulled directly from Peter Gabriel's "Signal to Noise". Did he contribute anything to this song? Anyone with the album know? love these guys. Thanks to RP and PG for introducing me.
Curently my favorite band. (It changes pretty often though). And Thank you RP for th introduction. OK, I\'ll admit their songs do sound very much alike but I really like that sound! Another admission is that within that narrow range, this is not one of their best.
thought it was Cher for a minute. :roll:
I have heared these guys at several Glastonbury festivals. Good mid-afternoon set material. They work well in that setting. Not sure I would buy their music to listen to at home...
Highly recommended album, esp. as a part of an evening of intimacy! ;) This album holds the honor of being the first (of many) I've purchased as a result of listening to RP almost a year ago. Thanks, Bill! Features vocalists Pina Kollars, ('Go On Through'), Peter Gabriel ('When You're Falling') and Robert Plant ('Life Begin Again') BTW, ACSS are on PG's Real World label, so the production value is stellar.
\"Lagan\" as in the river Lagan that run\'s through Belfast?