AMBOLLEY, GYEDU-BLAY - THE MESSAGE/AKOKO BA/SIMIGWA SOCA/BURKINA FASO

AMBOLLEY, GYEDU-BLAY - THE MESSAGE/AKOKO BA/SIMIGWA SOCA/BURKINA FASO

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: ANALOG AFRICA

Release date: 01/08/2018

Barcode: 4260126061279

Catalog no.: AADE0000009

Item ID: 464384

Prepare yourself for new directions in Afro-funk. During the 1980s, Ghanaian bandleader Gyedu-Blay Ambolley began to experiment with electronic instruments, and the result was a potent cocktail of highlife, funk, exploratory synths and righteous vocals, the sound of a restless genius intent on pushing the traditional sounds of highlife into a brave new future. This release contains four of Ambolley's hardest-driving excursions to the outer limits of eighties funk. Limited to 1000 copies, one time pressing, so order fast!

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