Album of the Week: Electricity by Ibibio Sound Machine


Album: Electricity
Artist: Ibibio Sound Machine
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Label: Merge Records
Favorite Tracks:

  • Protection From Evil
  • Afo Ken Doko Mien
  • All That You Want
  • Oyoyo
  • Freedom

Thoughts: London-based electronic Afro-funk ensemble Ibibio Sound Machine’s fourth album is a revelation to my ears.  The synthpop sounds and EDM-style low bass notes make their music highly danceable.  But as we go through the album there are albums that can remind one of Donna Summer’s work with Giorgio Moroder, Feta Kuli, and Grace Jones.  The tunes also showcase the powerful voice of lead vocalist Eno Williams, especially on slower tracks like “Afo Ken Doko Mien”
Rating: ****


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Song of the Week: “All the Good Times” by Angel Olsen


Angel Olsen – “All the Good Times”

“All the Good Times” sounds like a long lost country tune from the soundtrack of a David Lynch film.  Or maybe it’s still too uptempo for that.  This is the first single from Olsen’s upcoming Big Time album set for release on June 3.  Check out my earlier writing on Angel Olsen.

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