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Invisible System

Biography

Invisible System is the pseudonym for the UK & Africa producer Dan Harper whose music is an eclectic fusion of Ethiopian, dub, reggae, techno, trance, drum and bass, jungle, acid, psychedelic, folk, post-punk, goth and rock.

They have played at the Addis Ababa Music Festival, Ethiopia. Endorset Festival, UK. Thimbleberry Festival, supported the UK band Dreadzone, Music Port Festival and Waveform Festival.

Punt (Made in Ethiopia) was released in 2009 with critical acclaim from e.g. The Guardian (Robin Denselow), Singout! (Chris Nickson), Daily Telegraph (Mark Hudson), New Internationalist, Financial Times (David Honnigman), The Independent (Andy Gill), 5 Stars www.LAsThePlace.com, Mojo (David Hutcheon) 4 Stars Alt Music, 4 Stars World Music Network (TJ Nelson), 4 Stars fRoots (Jamie Renton), Songlines, Uncut (Nigel Williamson), Fly Global (Tim Woodall), etc. on Harper Diabate Records.

Guest musicians included Mahmoud Ahmed, Captain Sensible, Aklilu Bedane, Justin Adams, Dubulah, Juldeh Camara, Desta Fikra, Ozric Tentacles, Tsedenia Gebre Markos, Bahta Gebre Hiwot, Simon Hinkler (The Mission), Zion Train, Eat Static, Loop Guru, Baka Beyond, Hilaire Chabby (Baba Maal) and others.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Introducing Invisible System

    Introducing Invisible System 2012

    Reviewed by Robin Denselow
    A newcomers-friendly introduction to some impressively original sounds.
  2. Review of Street Clan

    Street Clan 2011

    Reviewed by Robin Denselow
    More wild, frantic and unexpected than its well-received predecessor.
  3. Review of Punt – Made in Ethiopia

    Punt – Made in Ethiopia 2009

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Improvised Ethiopian music that, at times, goes nowhere.
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