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On-U Sound

African Head Charge ‎'Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa'

£12.99

On-U Sound

African Head Charge ‎'Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa'

£12.99

2010 marks the 30th anniversary of Adrian Sherwood’s mighty On-U Sound imprint, and the next 12 months will see the label’s 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 group’s 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 Bonjo’s 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).

Tracklisting:
1. The Big Country
2. Surfari
3. Positive Thoughts & Mind
4. Unplanned
5. Treatment For A Septic Horn
6. Drumming Is A Language
7. Mr. Whippy Does Djibouti
8. Run Come See
9. Ran Came Saw
10. Blessed Works
11. Work Blessed
12. More Fluid
13. Who Are You?
14. Ready You Ready