Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza AlbumPerformer: Owiny Sigoma Band
Released: 11 Sep 2015
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Size MP3 version: 2222 mb
Size FLAC version: 1695 mb
Size WMA version: 2247 mb
Genre: Electronic / Country
Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza Album
|1||(Nairobi) Too Hot||3:36|
|2||Owour Won Gembe||4:23|
|4||I Made You/You Made Me||2:40|
|9||Deep Kisumu Fish||3:28|
|10||Fishermans Camp pt 1||1:04|
‘Nyanza’ is the third album from the cross-cultural, boundary surpassing Owiny Sigoma Band. For their third offering, the band travelled to the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya - home of their two members Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko - to explore the birthplace of Luo music.
A complex, constantly evolving, musical relationship now in its fifth year, the project has seen the band producing music in both Kenya, for their self-titled 2009 album, and in London with the second Power Punch LP. The group features Nyatiti master Joseph Nyamungu and Lou percussionist Charles Owoko, both from the Nyanza Province in Western Kenya, as well as London-based musicians Tom Skinner (drums), Jesse Hackett (vox/keys) and Louis Hackett (bass).
Nyanza, is loosely arranged as a narrative following their trip to ‘Luo Land’. From the first track, ‘(Nairobi) Too Hot’, which tells a tale of running to the hills and escaping the hectic city life, to the hypnotic Nyatiti sounds of ‘Owour Won Gembe’ and the rapturous ‘Changaa Attack’, the album follows the band’s experiences as they head up the country to Kisumu and Nyanza Province. The albums centrepiece “Nyanza Night” tells the story of the night they played a show for Joseph and Charles’ village for the first time, followed a 12 hour Nyatiti sound clash - Drummer Tom Skinner recalls “This went on for hours, really heavy music and a lot of Changaa (Changaa - also called “Kill Me Quick” is a homebrew rumoured to contain jet fuel and battery acid). This was one of the most magical nights that I’ve ever had. In the middle of nowhere, in the outback of Kenya, under the stars. I don’t think I’ve ever really felt so far away from my normal life.”
Mirroring their journey, the music on this record see the band move forward sonically, rolling through a myriad of influences from dub, techno, and ?? in a way that all feels completely natural and at home alongside the traditional Luo sounds. Much of the instrumentation was recorded at their rented house in Kisumu - listen carefully and you will here many ambient sounds from chickens to rainstorms. The result is a string of striking tracks, the music always feeling raw and organic, the rhythms and sounds reflecting the spontaneous jams from which the record was born.
Nyanza is a truly unique record, a faultless melting pot of disparate sounds, one that reflects the ambience and energy of the environments in which it was made. Arresting electronic grooves fit side by side with soft Lou singing and traditional Nyatiti music to create yet another pivotal moment in the turning cogs of this intoxicating, often surprising, soundclash.
- Barcode: 5060180322625
- Other: Limited Edition Orange Vinyl
Nyanza by Owiny Sigoma Band, released 28 August 2015 1. Nairobi Too Hot 2. Luo Land 3. Owour Won Gebme 4. I Made You, You Made Me 5. Fisherman's Camp Pt 1 6. Ojoni Wopio 7. Nyanza Night 8. Tech 9 9. Deep Kisumu Fish 10. Changaa Attack 11. Jah Mic 12. Amolo Tienga Nyanza is the third album from the cross-cultural, boundary surpassing Owiny Sigoma Band. For their third offering, the band travelled to the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya - home of their two members Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko - to explore the birthplace of Luo music. Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza 2015. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Pop Ethnic. Owiny Sigoma Band. Songs in album Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza 2015. Owiny Sigoma Band - Nairobi Too Hot. Owiny Sigoma Band - Luo Land. Owiny Sigoma Band - Owour Won Gembe. Owiny Sigoma Band - I Made You, You Made Me. Owiny Sigoma Band - Fisherman's Camp, Pt. Owiny Sigoma Band - Ojoni Wopio. Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza Night. Owiny Sigoma Band - Tech 9. Album 2015 12 Songs. More By Owiny Sigoma Band. Power Punch. This short film documents the recording of Owiny Sigoma Bands third album Nyanza. This unique band is made up of three Londoners, brothers Louis and Sigoma Band: Harpoon Land, Owiny Techno, Yukimwi и другие песни. Listen free to Owiny Sigoma Band Nyanza Nairobi Too Hot, Luo Land and more. 12 tracks 44:52. Nyanza, 2015. Fisherman's Camp, Pt. Ojoni Wopio, 04:32. Tech 9, 05:55. Deep Kisumu Fish, 03:27. Jah Mic, 03:39