Hallimasch – Canta (1981)


HALLIMASCH – F 667.399, GERMANY, 1981

Great album in nice carefully used condition. Used but still very useful vintage vinyl. The vinyl shows some light surface scratches and signs of use but plays great! Light vintage vinyl background noises are only between the tunes to discover. Great sound, DJ-friendly condition. The cover comes also in nice shape. Just minimal wear from storage and some ugly coffee (or similar) dirt spots on the backside. Please see the last picture. Overall a really nice copy of this rare gem.

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F 667.399

Self released and sadly the only record by Hallimasch, a German Afro-Latin-Folk-Jazz band from Düsseldorf. Formed 1976 out of an Folk group from music teacher Hans Engstfeld (brother of Wolfgang Engstfeld) and named after the delicious, but raw toxic, Hallimasch (Armillaria) mushroom. Hallimasch had played many concerts before they recorded 1981 this album. So they had proved the tunes and many details was fine tuned with fervent energy and unbounded creativity.

Amazing album full of great and timeless music. The nice painted Dschungel cover artwork is not promising too much. There are some exotic grooves to expect. Multi-genre mischmasch-sound. All the 10 tracks are very diverse in a well done way. Calypso, Latin, Folk, Jazz, Afrobeat and also some Turkish influences are to discover. Very interesting and some tunes are very useful in a DJ-context. My personal and long time favorites are TANGA, a nice flute driven tune with a Brazilian flair and OH LA LA which goes in very a similar direction. Positive vibes, catchy Feel Good Music!

A3Jalandi Coban3:12
A4La Campesina4:13
B1Child Of The Sun8:02
B2Ryan's Rant2:15
B3Oh La La4:00
B4Poison In The Water3:22
B5A Poesia3:33
  • Backing Vocals- Anna Klinkhammer
  • Backing Vocals- Martin Willems
  • Backing Vocals- Monika Brings
  • Bass- Robert Pehle
  • Bass- Ruprecht Schwarzburger
  • Bass- Thomas Giesler
  • Congas, Surdo, Bongos, Shekere, Cowbell- Axel Adams
  • Cover, Graphics- Jutta Schepers-Berger
  • Drums, Timbales, Backing Vocals- Wolfgang Filz
  • Engineer [Tontechnik]- Ansgar Ballhorn
  • Flute, Backing Vocals- Cordelia Loosen
  • Guitar, Trombone, Lead Vocals, Caixa [Caixote], Berimbau, Tambourine, Whistle [Samba Whistle], Bouzouki- Hans Engstfeld
  • Lead Vocals, Sounds, Violin, Agogô, Triangle, Guiro, Claves [Common & A Gogo Claves], Idiophone [Flexatone], Tambourine, Backing Vocals- Babette Menzen
  • Lyrics By- Graça Oliveira
  • Written-By- Hans Engstfeld
  • Written-By- Traditional