African Head Charge A Trip To Bolgatanga

On-U Sound
7th July 2023

Format Info

LP - glow in the dark vinyl

The legendary collaboration between master percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah and producer Adrian Sherwood returns with the first new studio album in twelve years.

Originally conceived in 1981 as an attempt to make Brian Eno’s ‘vision of a psychedelic Africa’ exist in musical form, the project has evolved and mutated over the years, but all the hallmarks of their classic sound are present and correct on this record: hypnotic hand drums driving rhythms to move your head and feet; coupled with mind- bending arrangements and dubwise production.

Inimitable guest vocals by the award winning Ghanaian kologo master, King Ayisoba, lend an extra dimension. An act of cultish proportions, African Head Charge have been compared to Sun Ra “for their same ability to head into the unknown” – Echoes