Galactic Carnivale Electricos on LP + CD
Galactic was formed eighteen years ago in New Orleans; the band cut their teeth playing the biggest party in America, Mardi Gras, where the entire city shuts down completely to celebrate. Carnivale Electricos is the sound of that party, and much more. It’s a carnival record that evokes the primal, electric atmosphere of a whole city vibrating together to one beat, in a seismic wave that runs from New Orleans down through the Caribbean to the southern hemisphere and the mighty mega carnivals of Brazil.
To make Carnivale Electricos, the members of Galactic drew on the skills, stamina, and funk they deploy in the all night party of their annual Lundi Gras show that goes till sunrise and leads sleeplessly into Mardi Gras day. Armed with a slew of carnival ready guests from high school marching bands to 72-year-old Al 'Carnival Time' Johnson, reworking his 1960 classic song that became the anthem of Mardi Gras, Galactic whisks the listener around the neighborhoods to feel the Mardi Gras moment in all its variety of flavors.
The Brazilian influence on Carnivale Electricos appears in three Brazilian-flavored instrumentals, including “JuLou,” which riffs on an old Brazilian tune, even though the name refers to the brass funk Krewe of Julu, the “walking krewe” that Galactic members participate in on Mardi Gras morning. That’s the kind of connection Galactic wanted to make with Carnivale Electricos, to draw together the carnival spirit of worldwide celebration into one ecstatic, funky union. LP includes CD of full album.
Galactic Carnivale Electricos Track Listing:
1. Ha Di Ka (feat. Big Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Camanche)
2. Hey Na Na (feat. David Shaw from The Revivalists & Maggie Koerner)
3. Magalenha (feat. Casa Samba)
4. Voyage Ton Flag
5. Out In The Street (feat. Cyril & Ivan Neville)
7. Move Fast (feat. Mystikal & Mannie Fresh)
8. Karate (feat. KIPP Reniassance High School Marching Band)
9. Guero Bounce
10. Carnival Time (feat. Al "Carnival Time" Johnson)
12. Côco da Galinha (feat. Moyseis Marques)
13. Ash Wednesday Sunrise