Desert Blues EP

by Dialect Trio

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Dialect Trio take their transnational psychedelia into the Sahara with this Malian Blues drone. Blistering guitar and simple, wide open spaces evoke the heat and emptiness that spawned such international music luminaries as Ali Farka Toure, Khaira Arby, Tinariwen, and Bombino. In fact, the piece was inspired by DT’s experiences opening for both Bombino and Khaira Arby within one week in the early spring of 2012. Not content to rest on their laurels, the band takes this tune out into the desert and comes back with something… other.


released October 23, 2012

Russ Bledsoe- Guitar
Robby Astrove- Drums
Yaya Brown- Conga, Percussion
Matt Mansfield- Bass

The title track was recorded in one continous live take at 899 Piper Street Studios by Matt Mansfield. Mixed by Matt Mansfield.

Based on an initial musical idea and guitar improv by Russ Bledsoe

Art work by Matt Mansfield



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Dialect Trio Atlanta, Georgia

Dialect Trio play funky, energetic music that knows no bounds. International influences prevail without their mixture sounding like “world” music. Deceiving name aside, they have a formidably large sound, using live looping, percussion programming, and a roster of constantly changing guest horns and percussionist to bolster their interactive, synergetic playing as a trio of Drums, Bass and Guitar. ... more

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