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Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine

SOUNDWAY



CD

Released: 17th Mar 2014

£9.99


lp + download

Released: 15th Mar 2014

out of stock


Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, ism combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul.

From the banging sub-bass of 'Let’s Dance' to the spiritual, gospel-tinged notes of the album's opening track 'Voice of the Bird', the band have turned in a dynamic &, at times, beautiful take on modern afro-soul music. Folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's South-Eastern Nigerian Ibibio language form the creative lyrical fabric of the album. A large dose of electronic elements & an approach as influenced by their hometown of London as much as by West Africa, give the vocals & guitar lines space to breath without being overwhelmed.

Ibibio Sound Machine

Tracklist

  1. Voice of the Bird (Uyio Inuen)
  2. I'm Running (Nya Fehe)
  3. The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak)
  4. Let’s Dance (Yak Inek Unek)
  5. Uwa the Peacock (Eki Ko Inuen Uwa)
  6. The Tortoise (Nsaha Edem Ikit)
  7. Woman of Substance (Awuwan Itiaba)
  8. Prodigal Son (Ayen Ake Feheke)
  9. Got to Move, Got to Get Out! (Ana Nkpong ana Nwuoro)
  10. Ibibio Spiritual