My friend Andrew introduced this song to me in a collaborative playlist the trio put together for New Year’s Eve. I have listened to it many times since then. As someone who has written a good deal on the subject of nostalgia over the last five years, I must say I am astonished at how well Mulatu Astatke (who I had not previously heard of) captures the nostalgic mood.
When it first came on, I thought it was a Leyland James Kirby track. The fact that it’s not makes me more impressed with both Kirby and Astatke.