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Big Mean Sound Machine - Runnin' For The Ghost FLAC album

Performer: Big Mean Sound Machine
Genre: Jazz / Rock / Latin / Soul and Funk music / Folk and World music
Title: Runnin' For The Ghost
Country: US
Released: 2017
Style: Soul-Jazz, Psychedelic, Jazz-Funk, Future Jazz, Funk, Afrobeat
FLAC version ZIP size: 1723 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1172 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1384 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 571

Big Mean Sound Machine is Fierce. A thunderous dance party that fuses Afrobeat, Funk, Latin and Psychedelia, BMSM is constantly charting new territory. With their latest, ed album "Runnin' for the Ghost," the band is poised to continue its exponential growth, uniting people and genres along the way. Now's the time, get ready.

Runnin' for the Ghost continually grows in density, color and dynamics, and feels like you've jammed your ears into the high-speed spin cycle of an afrobeat washing machine. This tune comes out of the box sounding like it's already been (pre-)remixed by The Chemical Brothers-a computerized rhythm like the underbelly of a rampaging mechanical bull driving a Latin brass band's march through ancient Egyptian deserts, and ending with a birdsong's curtain call of solitary flute against harmonizing electronics.

Since forming in 2009, Big Mean Sound Machine has carved a niche as purveyors of global "body and soul" music whose attractive and floor-friendly tracks brilliantly blend elements of South American, Caribbean, African and North American music. Runnin' For The Ghost, their fourth full-length, distills this potent formula further, with the 15-piece ensemble offering up tracks rich in Tony Allen style drum rhythms, dub-soaked basslines, righteous Cuban horns, juju guitars, mighty dub basslines and mind-altering hand-percussion. It's an anything-goes, open-minded approach that.

With 11 upbeat jams, Big Mean Sound Machine has delivered an energetic but never obtrusive summer soundtrack. The 10-piece Ithaca, NY-based band’s fourth record, Runnin’ For the Ghost, flirts with genres ranging from soul to funk to Afrobeat to Ethiopian big band, while remaining steadfastly married to the groove. Every track is anchored by flittering, relentless drums and rock-solid bass work. The title track, Runnin’ For the Ghost, could be a track straight off Tortoise’s 2009 album, Beacons of Ancestorship, and the Chicago post-rock group has an interesting career arc to imagine Big Mean Sound Machine following. Big Mean Sound Machine are somewhere in that outre region of the musical landscape, where fellow instrumental groups like BadBadNotGood and Tortoise roam.

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Big Mean Sound Machine - Seeing the Bigger Picture (Official Video).

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1 Return Of The March 3:59
2 Seeing The Bigger Picture 4:23
3 Van Chatter 4:40
4 Runnin’ For The Ghost 6:18
5 Hired Guns 4:00
6 Burning Van 4:01
7 Kang's Lament
Synth – Josh Oxford
8 Triple Bacon 5:30
9 The G 2:35
10 Sahara Cell Phones 5:41
11 Another Grain Of Sand
Trumpet – Jack Storer


  • Artwork – Pierce Marratto
  • Baritone Saxophone – Greg Blair
  • Baritone Saxophone, Flute – Tyler Burchfield
  • Bass Guitar, Synth, Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Angelo Peters
  • Congas, Percussion – Lex Schmidt
  • Congas, Percussion, Effects, Recorded By – Lucas Ashby
  • Drums, Percussion, Recorded By – Andrew Klein
  • Executive Producer – Jill Schneider, Robert Barker
  • Guitar – Ray McNamara
  • Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Recorded By – Dan Barker
  • Recorded By – Matthew Saccuccimorano
  • Synth, Electric Piano, Organ – Paulie Philippone
  • Synth, Organ, Recorded By, Mastered By – Dana Billings
  • Tenor Saxophone – Jamie Yaman
  • Trombone – Alicia Aubin
  • Trumpet – Bobby Spellman

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
P&R-LP-009, BMSMLP-001 Big Mean Sound Machine Runnin' for the Ghost ‎(LP, Album) Peace & Rhythm, Blank Slate P&R-LP-009, BMSMLP-001 US 2017
P&R-LP-009, BMSMLP-001 Big Mean Sound Machine Runnin' For The Ghost ‎(CD, Album) Peace & Rhythm, Blank Slate P&R-LP-009, BMSMLP-001 US 2017