It's been seven years since The Afro Sound System's inaugural assault onto the global music scene. The band's most unique feature was their fusion of West African cadences with conventional Irish melodies, hence their name. Now, seven years since there emergence the Afro Celt Sound System have modified their name and their music. The new album is called "Seed." The new CD has much more of an earthy feel to it, using real instruments instead of their previous emphasis on electronic music equipment. Anyone familiar with the Afro-Celts previous releases will still appreciate their unique sound, yet their resonance has developed into a more cohesive sound. The nucleus of the band has remained intact, the band includes: Simon Emmerson (guitars), James McNally (keyboards,piano, bodhran, bamboo flute), Iarla O Lionaird (vocals), Martin Russell (keyboards, programming & co-production), N'Faly Kouyate (vocals, kora, balafon), Myrdhin (harp), Moussa Sissokho (percussion), Johnny Kalsi (dhol drum, tabla), Mass (drum programming) and Emer Maycock (uilleann pipes). The 10 tracks on "Seed" are well worth a listen, the Afro Celts have expanded into the global forum, this album features South American and popular rhythms, as well as everything else we have grown to expect from this superb group.