Emeka Ogboh

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Emeka Oghboh's debut album Beyond The Yellow Haze got some shine on the Ambient Recommendations thread but it's so good it deserves an album of its own.

Others said:

https://a-ton.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-yellow-haze-2

Nigerian sound and installation artist Emeka Ogboh has put a perfect debut album out, it's very evocative and pretty and moving stuff.

― calzino, Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:06 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

this is incredible, thank you for posting

anyone else getting a slight Rapoon or Muslimgauze vibe from parts of this?

― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 8 February 2021 15:36 (three months ago) link

Gosh, I think I just feel like this is like Deepchord or other similar sounds that really pushes on whether I'd consider it ambient— tbh, I like it, but I don't think it's ambient music.

― The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Monday, 8 February 2021 16:22 (three months ago) link

And when I say I like it, I like it quite a lot.

― The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Monday, 8 February 2021 16:24 (three months ago) link

no you're right, this is not what I'd classify as ambient at all.

― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 8 February 2021 16:27 (three months ago) link

I say:

This is like the most tripped out, gorgeous and detailed sections of the first Monolake album (e.g. "Lantau" and "Macau") but arriving at that vibe by very different means - scintillating percussive sorta dub-techno built from dense fields of overlapping sampled found sound. The techno the world makes when you stand in the centre of a busy intersection in Lagos.

Love it love it love it.

Tim F, Saturday, 8 May 2021 00:55 (one year ago) link

Yes, this was one of my favorite pandemic year discoveries. Totally unique and totally captivating music.

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 8 May 2021 08:36 (one year ago) link

sampled a few of the tracks from her 2016 album and then started listening to this. after the first two tracks I felt this wasn’t really for me, yes, pretty cool, but not something I was going to go back to - and then “Everydaywehustlin” happened. wow. wow. wow. “Palm Groove”also amazing. went back to those first tracks, but they still didn’t do it for me. will probably give them another chance yet tho, because holy hell, “Everydaywehustlin” and “Palm Groove”...

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 8 May 2021 20:47 (one year ago) link

Interesting — I had the inverse experience with it, really excited by the first two tracks then found the latter ones kind of innocuous. Want to spend more time tho

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 09:10 (one year ago) link

This album is extremely great

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 15:35 (one year ago) link

Tempted by the vinyl, although it's fiarly pricey for just 30 minutes

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 May 2021 15:38 (one year ago) link

a bit more about the artist and the project/album here: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/emeka-ogboh-album-1927039

“It was a complete fluke,” the artist tells Artnet News. “They were surprised that I had never realized an album before, though I don’t think of myself as a musician or a producer.”

he also has quite an extensive Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emeka_Ogboh

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 15 May 2021 21:33 (one year ago) link

there was this earlier album he was invloved in tho (I referred to it upthread): https://ilpo.bandcamp.com/album/los-hel-possible-cities
it combines Ogboh’s Lagos Soundscapes with Finnish musician Ilpo's electronic compositions.

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 15 May 2021 21:38 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

Breastcrawl! Hi.

I like this, but it didn't make my list because I didn't come back to it enough.

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Monday, 7 February 2022 19:24 (seven months ago) link

wow wrong thread lol sorry!

we need outrage! we need dicks!! (the table is the table), Monday, 7 February 2022 19:25 (seven months ago) link

five months pass...

this thread is the right thread!

two new tracks from new album 6°30′33.372″N 3°22′0.66″E out on 29 July: “Ayilara” and “Wole”, which has a dubby kind of beat.

a third new track is the beautiful “Possible City” on frequent collaborator Ilpo’s new album Sharawadji:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUKWKq9CJJY

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 15 July 2022 07:23 (two months ago) link

These new tracks are dope. Beyond The Yellow Haze was one of my favorite albums of 2018 and this one sounds like it's going to be just as good. After two spins of the preview tracks, I decided to bite the bullet and pay the $60 to order the LP, but there seems to be a problem with the Danfotronics Bandcamp page. Hopefully it's fixed soon. I think I need this one.

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 17 July 2022 14:27 (two months ago) link

album is out, and it’s very much a continuation of Beyond The Yellow Haze, but maybe more intense? I’m especially referring to the 9’+ track with Lagos street/traffic sounds and very little else.

it’s also completely different from Beyond… in that it features an *extremely* percussive track that’s one of the most exciting pieces of music I’ve heard in
some time. I’d link it here, but it’s not (yet?) on YouTube. code word “No Counterfeit”. don’t miss out, don’t let it pass you by!

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 29 July 2022 22:37 (one month ago) link

I wonder if Beyoncé could take on that beat? #onethread

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Friday, 29 July 2022 22:40 (one month ago) link


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