Although it might loosely be labelled as an ‘Afro-Rock’ LP, the tracks support the claims in the press release that the recording is so much more. The dominant sound is definitely one of West African ‘garage’ origins, however elements of ‘Zamrock’ and Afrobeat can be heard, as well as a fairly conspicuous nod to the deserts in the North.
Limited to 500 copies on vinyl, the Colomach release is set to remain hard to come by in its original format. Alternatively you can pick it up digitally and on CD, but before that is your only option try and grab a copy on wax here whilst you can.
Kpanlogo (Folklore) was the track that properly brought the release to my attention. Although it is fairly synonymous of the melodic, masculine songwriting on show it doesn’t come anywhere close to telling the full story. This is one album you really should give your time.