RiL014 Who is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Bop)

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This is a stop press Record I Love!  Literally stop the press or whatever you are doing and order this now. This album was placed into my hand by Andy Singh from Republic of Music last week and it has absolutely blown my holey socks off.  Wow!!  I am a little late to the party as Onyeabor has already been championed by David Byrne, in fact this release is on his label Luaka Bop. Along with many other musical luminaries including John Talabot, Kieran Hebden, Optimo and David Dewaele.  William Onyeabor is a previously lost gem from Nigeria.  The main man for Afro-Funk in the late 70s and one of the first funkateers to use electronic drum machines alongside heavy duty analog synthesizers.  There are 9 tracks on the CD, 13 on the vinyl and every one is a killer. Some stretch to 10 minutes long but ride such an insistent & heavy groove that your attention is maintained throughout.  Just trust me on this one, go and buy it now.  It will be collectable to the extreme degree. Put it this way, there is only one of his 8 original albums that shows any copies whatsoever as available on discogs and if you find the others they go for £1000 each!  But 'Who is William Onyeabor' is currently in stock at Phonica, Piccadilly and other leading record stores for a fraction of the price.