Yishak Banjaw - Love Songs Vol. 2 (Teranga Beat)
Bubbly, spacey, universal Ethiopian electronica from the 1980s. This album marries folk music to loopy psychedelic beats and simultaneously manages to exude a slow-building, atmospheric transcendence. It also reveals a daring, bold talent who wasn't afraid to experiment with the simplest of technologies: a Casio tape recorder borrowed from a friend.
Favorite tracks: Libey Ma'aduley, Yadah, Engudaye Nesh