Afro-funk heat repressed! N'Draman Blintch's sole release from 1979 is a prime example of high energy afro-beat with an electronic disco twist. Inspecting the liner notes will reveal that Cikamele was produced by Nigerian synthesizer pioneer William Onyeabor(!), which definitely accounts for its incredibly funky leanings. Check the sound on "Man-Nou," and the scorching "I First U Last" and "Saigner L'Afrique." Basically all killer jams. Unless you're an elite digger, chances are you haven't come across this one (we've never seen it around till now), so do the right thing and cop this great sounding (better than the original) remastered reissue while it lasts! 4 tracks, pic sleeve. Recommended.
- music label: Cosmic Sounds 1979 / 2013
reviewed by TKB 07/2013
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