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レーベル
ANALOG AFRICA
国(Country)
GER
フォーマット
12"(レコード)
規格番号
AADE09
通販番号
1007704379
発売日
2018年08月15日
EAN
4260126061279

商品詳細情報

1970~80年代一世を風靡したガーナのアフロ・ビート・レジェンド GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY がついにANALOG ANALOGレーベルから!!伝統的なハイライフを彷彿とさせるホーンと極太のベースラインにからむソウル・フルなボーカル、珠玉のダンストラックが4曲収録。1975年発表の名アルバム『SIMIGWA』にも収録された A2 "Akoko ba" は本作屈指のキラーチューン!!はたまたB2 "Burkina Faso" のような昨今再評価が進むアフロ meets シンセ・サウンドなレアグルーブの源流は、 GYEDU-BLAY AMBOLLEY にあるとも言えるでしょう。そして、今回が2弾目となる新シリーズ LIMITED DANCE EDITION のもう一つの醍醐味である、完全限定生産、シルクスクリーン・ジャケット、重量盤のカラーヴァイナルなどの丁寧な作りにも要注目!!




Prepare yourself for new directions in Afro-funk. During the 1980s, ghanaian bandleader Gyedu-Blay Ambolley began to experiment with electronic instruments, and the result was a potent cocktail of highlife, funk, exploratory synths and righteous vocals, the sound of a restless genius intent on pushing the traditional sounds of highlife into a brave new future. On July 20 Analog Africa will release a 12” containing four of Ambolley’s hardest-driving excursions to the outer limits of eighties funk.
By the end of the 1970s, Ambolley was already a legendary figure on the ghanaian music scene. A drummer, turned guitarist, turned bassist, turned lead vocalist, he rose to prominence during the late 1960s, serving with countryman Ebo Taylor in the Stargazers and the Uhuru Dance Band before launching his own career with ‘Simigwa-do’, the 1972 hit that propelled him to West African stardom. As a founding member of the Apagya Show Band and the Complex Soundz, he stretched the boundaries of highlife with electric instruments, funky rhythms and socially charged lyrics in Fante and English.
If he had retired in 1978, Ambolley’s place in the history of ghanaian music would have been secure. Instead, he dissolved the Complex Soundz and embraced the synthesizer. With a new band, Zantoda Mak III, he recorded ‘The Message’, a seven minute funk workout built on a highlife foundation, and decorated with shimmering synths. Recorded in 1980, the song became a hit that would change the direction of Ambolley’s music: over the next decade, electronic instruments played a much larger role in his sonic experiments.
‘The Message’ receives a long overdue re-release on this 12" along with three other peaks from Ambolley’s eighties output. The futuristic funk of ‘Akoko Ba’ strips down the rhythm, raises the intensity of the vocals, and adds a dose of serpentine saxophone. On the B-side, ‘Simigwa Soca’ sets classic highlife horns against an unshakable bass groove, while the incredible ‘Burkina Faso’ is Ghana’s great lost electro-funk gem, a sleek construction of robotic bass, call-and-response vocals, and fat stabs of slippery synth.
Difficult, if not impossible to find for decades, Analog Africa is proud to make Gyedu-Blay Ambolley’s extraordinary eighties recordings available to a wider audience.

ソングリスト

  • The Message
  • Akoko Ba
  • Simigwa Soca
  • Burkina Faso