"Out of all of On-U Sound's broad-ranging stable, there is no act on the planet that sounds quite like African Head Charge. Back with their first new record in a dozen long years, A Trip To Bolgatanga finds band leader Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah once again reunited with the world's finest knob twiddler Adrian Sherwood. As the album title suggests, this sure is a trip and a half, beginning its mind-bending voyage in the rich musical turf of North Ghana, and featuring, as the album's own bio best tells it, "group chanting augmented with rumbling bass, mutated horns, dubbed out effects, wild wah-wah, haunted voodoo dancehall, synthetic swells, disco congas, tumbling layers of electronic effects, blues-inflected woodwind, and funky organ". - Flying Out
African Head Charge return to On-U Sound with their first new album in twelve years. Titled A Trip To Bolgatanga, the recordings are led by founder member Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah, with close friend and co-conspirator Adrian Sherwood once again at the controls. A Trip to Bolgatanga is a stunning return, bringing together the talents of two masters who, after a hiatus, have created a rich album brimming with ideas and executed with finesse.
A Trip To Bolgatanga is a musical journey to Bonjo’s current hometown in north Ghana. A psychedelic travelogue across the landscape featuring their trademark hand percussion and group chanting augmented with rumbling bass, mutated horns, dubbed out effects, wild wah-wah, haunted voodoo dancehall, synthetic swells, disco congas, tumbling layers of electronic effects, blues-inflected woodwind, and funky organ. As with every On-U Sound production, each repeated listen reveals fresh detail, and its power won’t be really understood until heard on a big system, when it’ll reduce all competition to rubble.
- A Bad Attitude
- African Head Charge & King Ayisoba - Accra Electronica
- Push Me Pull You
- I Chant Too
- Passing Clouds
- I’m a Winner
- A Trip to Bolgatanga
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