Monday, 7 April 2014


William Onyeabor's music and the circumstances around the way he got access to now vintage synths but extremely rare even in the west are rather unusual and extraordinary.The guy is still alive in Nigeria where he has now become a priest.He doesn't like the spotlight (can't blame him) and doesn't seek recognition (doesn't need to either).A band called Atomic Bomb, alongside a host of well-known faces - musical pioneers in their own right you might say - who had come together to give Onyeabor's unique sound its first outing.These dudes have decided to play his music live led by David Byrne's label luaka bop.Among those 16 dudes we found Money Mark (Beastie Boys)Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) Kele Okereke from Bloc Party, Pat Mahony from LCD Soundsystem and Ghost Poet. They had all joined together to jam on Onyeabor’s music live "for the second time ever in the universe" (the first being in London the previous night).The second In Bristol.......

Money Mark on Keyboards is quite something (The guy's a legend in many ways)

No comments:

Post a Comment