CD (Compact Disc)
Label: ON-U SOUND
Release date: 18/01/2010
Catalog no.: ONUCD0009014
Item ID: 337353
2010 marks the 30th anniversary of Adrian Sherwoods mighty On-U Sound imprint, and the next 12 months will see the labels busiest schedule of new releases in more than half a decade. Leading from the front comes Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa, the first new studio album in 15 years from the seminal spiritual roots collective African Head Charge. With interest in AHC given renewed life by the recent re-issue of their classic 1991 album Songs Of Praise, new fans and the groups legion of dedicated followers alike will be eager to submerge themselves in this latest deep collection, produced entirely with Adrian Sherwood at the controls. Without doubt, their patience will be rewarded, the passage of time having caused no dimming of the light in Bonjos truly mesmerising and booming vision. AHC leader and chief protagonist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah was born and raised in a Rasta community in the Jamaican hills, and after many years of international travel, in the mid-90s he followed the Rasta dream and relocated to Africa, making his home in Ghana. Returning to London to rehearse for some live shows with Asian Dub Foundation, he teamed up again with longtime collaborator Adrian Sherwood, and Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa is the remarkable result. Originally inspired by a comment made by Brian Eno in a 1981 interview discussing My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts, this album is African Head Charge at their very best, rich in varied percussion and spritual chants, set over hypnotic and transcendent layers of African rhythms, trippy and bubbling dubbed-out effects, and trademark pounding bass. Contributing musicians from the extended On-U family include Skip McDonald (guitar), Crucial Tony (guitar), Keith leBlanc (drums), Charles Eskimo Fox (drums), and Doug Wimbish (bass).
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