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Ibibio Sound Machine
Ibibio Sound Machine
Soundway Records
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Release Date
February 24, 2014

Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul.

Folk stories, recounted to Eno by her family as a child in her mother's South-Eastern Nigerian Ibibio language form the creative lyrical fabric of the album. A large dose of electronic elements and an approach as influenced by London as much as by West Africa, give the vocals and guitar lines space to breath without being overwhelmed.

From the banging sub-bass of 'Lets Dance' to the spiritual, gospel-tinged notes of the album's opening track 'Voice of the Bird', the band have turned in a dynamic and, at times, beautiful take on modern afro-soul music.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Voice of the Bird 1:35 Buy

    Voice of the Bird

  2. 2 I'm Running 3:08 Buy

    I'm Running

  3. 3 The Talking Fish 4:41 Buy

    The Talking Fish

  4. 4 Let's Dance 5:25 Buy

    Let's Dance

  5. 5 Uwa the Peacock 3:33 Buy

    Uwa the Peacock

  6. 6 The Tortoise 4:07 Buy

    The Tortoise

  7. 7 Woman of Substance 3:48 Buy

    Woman of Substance

  8. 8 Prodigal Son 5:58 Buy

    Prodigal Son

  9. 9 Got to Move, Got to Get Out! 4:32 Buy

    Got to Move, Got to Get Out!

  10. 10 Ibibio Spiritual 1:15 Buy

    Ibibio Spiritual

Ibibio Sound Machine

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