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OSIBISA

Osibisa

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.73 | 57 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Some fantastic artwork, this album has. I would love to have that on my wall. The music too is very colourful.

This may be the most unusualalbum I have ever reviewed or even come across. The music is so far away from my standard fare as possible. But it is brilliant to be challenged and to explore new sides of this thing we call life.The music is very much based on rhythm. African Caribeen rhythms that is. Strangely enough, because Osibasa actually came from the exotic city of................. London, England. Contrary to popular belief, this band was not pulled from a dangerous lion hunt and then told to produce an album. This is what I have been told. Anyway; I like Osibasa and I have only respect and admiration for them.

I am used to a more melody based music. This album, their debut album, is entirely a rhythm based album. The drums, congos and other drums are supported by some lively saxophones, various brass, guitars and tangents. The result makes me smile and accept that even something totally alien to me actually is great music. I am not drumming this politically correct hihat drum. I am just saying that my own culture is not superior to the culture on this album. The music here is actually great and I am getting carried away. Not down the road to London, England...... but to a warmer place. Ghana. Africa. And that is a good feeling.

The opening track is excellent. The rest of the album is warm and organic. It is not excactly my style and I like the more prog rock flavoured follow up album Woyaya better than this album. But it is still a good album. This is good stuff. If I only could find a poster with the artwork and put it on my wall.......

3.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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