Monday, August 17, 2009

African Head Charge – Songs of Praise (1991)

I’m a pretty big fan of just about everything I've heard off of Adrian Sherwood’s On-U Sound record label, and this is probably my favourite so far. African Head Charge usually gets classified as a dub or reggae band, but there's a lot more to them than that. Bandleader Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah was supposedly inspired by the cultural cut-and-paste of Brian Eno’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts album, and by his vision of a psychedelic Africa. On this record he tried to reconcile the traditional with the modern; setting African, Jamaican and occasionally Western Asian religious chanting to multilayered and heavily effected rhythms that are informed by dub music.


  1. i didnt listened this, but congratulations for the lovely music - gas, sibylle vaier- that i found.

  2. thanks brave sir z 4 your great-tasting dub.

  3. ahc gave me a lift back to brixton in thier van once upon a moon ago. thanks for this little piece of my history