Tuesday, March 18, 2014
SHREM'S WORLDLY DELIGHTS: "The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak)" + "Let's Dance (Yak Inek Unek)" - Ibibio Sound Machine
Ibibio Sound Machine have just released their debut LP through Soundway Records which already spoiled us with Débruit & Alsarah's fascinating record last year. Fronted by British/Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, they combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul. All sung in Eno's mother's South-Eastern Nigerian Ibibio language too to spice things up even more. Here's the album's pulsating first single "Let's Dance (Yak Inek Unek)" and my personal favourite "The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak)". Global grooves at their most delectable.