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IBEYI

ash

XL Recordings



cd in limited one-off pressing foldout sleeve

Released: 29th Sep 2017

£9.99


special foldout sleeve lp + cd

Released: 29th Sep 2017

£19.99


anchored in large part by earthy percussion, their voices intertwine with an ascending gospel-like quality that gives the record a pure, spiritual feel, whilst their use of electronic nuances add a crackling energy beneath it all – one of the most sublime records of 2017.

their sophomore tackles subjects as diverse as womanhood, spirituality, activism and racism, all conveyed in their own unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic-influenced music that incorporates the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. ‘Ash’ is a more visceral and potent political statement than their debut, and while firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban culture and history, finds itself entirely concerned with Ibeyi’s present. ‘Deathless,’ the second track to be debuted from Ash, features the incomparable Kamasi Washington on saxophone. their rich, lightly electronic r&b sound recalls fka twigs, laura mvula, rhye and Camille.

 

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Tracklist

  1. I Carried This For Years
  2. Away Away
  3. Deathless (feat. Kamasi Washington)
  4. I Wanna Be Like You
  5. No Man Is Big Enough For My Arms
  6. Valé
  7. Waves
  8. Transmission/Michaelion (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
  9. Me Voy (feat. Mala Rodriguez)
  10. When Will I Learn (feat. Chilly Gonzalez)
  11. Numb
  12. Ash