Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity
Merge Records - "Produced by the Grammy Award– and Mercury Prize–nominated British synthpop group Hot Chip, Electricity is the fourth and most progressive album from Ibibio Sound Machine. Their collaboration was born out of mutual admiration watching each other on festival stages, as well as a shared love of Francis Bebey and Giorgio Moroder. The fruits of their labor reveal a gleaming, supercharged, Afrofuturist blinder. Electricity is the first album Ibibio Sound Machine have made with external producers since the group’s formation in London in 2013 by vocalist Eno Williams and saxophonist Max Grunhard. Along the way, the team conjured a kaleidoscope of delights that include resonances of Jonzun Crew, Grace Jones, William Onyeabor, Tom Tom Club, Kae Tempest, Keith LeBlanc, The J.B.’s, Jon Hassell’s “Fourth World,” and Bootsy Collins."