Noted digger Egon has teamed up with French designer Christophe Lemaire for their second anthology. Can’t You Hear Me? 70's African Nuggets & Garage Rock from Nigeria, Zambia And Zimbabwe finds the designer revisiting Egon's collection. This time around Lemaire has gone for the garage rock of 1970s Zambia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. The west and south African nations were going through their struggles for independence at the time and the music came directly our of that struggle. Instead of drawing direct inspiration from Fela's Afrobeat, the bands featured here take more from Hendrix, Cream and Jefferson Airplane. Fuzz guitars and repetitive melodies set the psychedelic sounds in motion. Includes the songs form Paul Ngozi, WITCH, Chrissy Zebby Tembo, Amanaz, and Wells Fargo. Seventeen tracks in all. Released by Now-Again Records on double vinyl.
- double vinyl pressing
- music label: Now-Again Records 2016
reviewed by Dia Spara 04/2016
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