When I read about a new Analog Africa compilation
my heart starts pounding a bit faster, as "African
Scream Contest", "Legends of Benin" and both volumes
with Poly-Rythmo are all essential albums for funk
and afrobeat headz.
Their latest release is another fine entry in the
series, this time they they deliver a bit more straight-
forward package of funk and afrobeat from Ghana and
Togo, and as always a lot of the songs are organ-driven,
slightly psychedelic groovers.
It varies from slowburning afrobeat numbers to the frenetic
funk of Marijata. There are some songs that doesn't do
that much for me, but even those songs contain moments
were they really lock in and hit a groove.
Highlites include K. Frimpong, Ebo Taylor, Orchestre Abass,
Cos-Ber-Zam and Apagya Show Band.