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Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Soundway
  • ASIN: B00H9V9TKK
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,023 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Voice of the Bird (Uyio Inuen) 1:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'm Running (Nya Fehe) 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak) 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Let's Dance (Yak Inek Unek) 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Uwa the Peacock (Eki Ko Inuen Uwa) 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Tortoise (Nsaha Edem Ikit) 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Woman of Substance (Awuwan Itiaba) 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Prodigal Son (Ayen Ake Feheke) 5:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Got to Move, Got to Get Out! (Ana Nkpong ana Nwuoro) 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ibibio Spiritual 1:15£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Ibibio Sound Machine are set to release their debut release through Soundway Records. Fronted by British / Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, they combine elements of West African highlife, disco, post-punk & psychedelic electro soul. 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. 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 their hometown of London as much as by West Africa, give the vocals and guitar lines space to breath without being overwhelmed. The LP version also comes with a free download.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic album 28 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
great album. I had only heard the Let's Dance track before I decided to buy this whole album. I love Let's Dance - but must say that there rest of the album is not really in the same style. It leans a lot more to the African beats than it does to the Electronic music. However - it's really fab and I recommend it.

I also love the simple, flat, cardboard packaging. I wish everybody got rid of plastic packaging where it is not needed. Including for dvds. It saves so much space too!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birth of a Star? 25 Mar 2014
By Rough Diamond TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
There's a lot to like about Ibibio Sound Machine's self-titled debut album. For a start, the eight-piece band is just great: tight, funky seventies grooves jostle with Highlife guitar licks and deep synthy electronica in a soulful gumbo that feels instantly familiar and yet also new and fresh. If they're this good in the confines of the studio, I imagine they could be simply unstoppable live. There's also real diversity in the songwriting, from the brilliantly upbeat 'The Talking Fish' to the earthy slinkiness of 'Got to Move, Got to Get Out' - and I love how West African folk music keeps bubbling up through the mix, perhaps most charmingly of all in the last track, which takes 'Amazing Grace' out to rural Nigeria and gives it an African makeover that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

But what makes this album brilliant rather than merely very good is the sheer quality of Eno Williams' vocals. You can tell from the album's cover photo she's a young lady who means business, and on this album she sings with all the elegance, force, severity and self-possession of a Nigerian Grace Jones. She's a superb focal point for a rock-solid band, and on this showing she could one day become a major solo star in her own right. For now, though, all we can do is revel in the steamy African soul-funk fusion of the mighty Ibibio Sound Machine. Buy with confidence!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. 30 Mar 2014
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Brilliant dedut album from this amazing funky band. If you are lucky enough to see them live this year do it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FUN 20 Mar 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Journey into Ibibio Sound Machine's world. Fresh, Fun. This record will make you happy. This record will make you dance.
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