Beyond the Yellow Haze

Emeka Ogboh - Beyond the Yellow Haze
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Country: Nigeria

Genre: Ambient

For fans of: Nicolas Jaar, Asa Tone, Máquina De Vénus

One of those fantastic records where you just can't stop grooving along with it. Emeka Ogboh takes the sounds and atmosphere of downtown Lagos and distills it into 4 excellent performances. Featuring really strong grooves, the opening track, Lekki Aiah Freeway is deep and enthralling, one of my favourite ambient tracks in a long time.

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I really like this album, and have listened to it 4 times in the last week. Ogboh's clever use of the sights, sounds and smells (imagination, people!) of Lagos are invoked through his compositions, and the heritage/aesthetic of Nigeria's music mixed with electronic samples and beats. It is hard to pick out a favourite, but opener Lekki Aiah Freeway certainly packs a punch.
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Added on: January 3, 2021