Genre:Afro Pop
Catalogue Number:WRASS028
Release Date:2001-04-09
Description:“Toxu” is the second solo release from Wasis Diop, previously unreleased in the UK. It is a patchwork quilt of genres, from atmospheric jazz to African styles to lighthearted folk, “Everything (Is Never quite Enough) came to prominence as the title track to the film, “The Thomas Crown Affair”, a soundtrack, which on the back of this track has sold 100,000 copies. "My Son" has the jaunty skippyness of Simon and Garfunkel’s "Feelin' Groovy." "Que Faut-il Faire" has all the cosmic shimmer of the Cocteau Twins, whilst the highlight is his cover of theTalking Heads "Once in a Lifetime." On “Toxu”, Wasis combines the traditional sounds of Senegal with contemporary world music to create the smooth-edged global fusion sound for which he is renowned. Here the album appears with 3 additional tracks from the European version.