Listen to Eno Williams and her Ibibio Sound Machine's upcoming album 'Uyai'.
We have labelled Uyai with our editor's choice badge, which means we totally dig the record. Make sure you listen to it at least once. Uyai will be released on 03 March 2017 via . Stream it courtesy of NPR. Also check out the artist profile of Ibibio Sound Machine where you can find more photos, tour dates in your area, links to the official Facebook page and more. Last but not least make sure you scroll down and check out reviews for "Uyai".
And if you like what you hear, get it over at iTunes or Amazon.
1. Give Me a Reason
2. The Chant (Iquo Isang)
3. One That Lights Up (Andi Domo Ikang Uwem Mi)
4. The Pot Is On Fire
6. Joy (Idaresit)
7. Power of 3
9. Guide You (Edu Kpeme)
10. Sunray (Eyio)
11. Cry (Eyed)
12. Trance Dance
We currently know 8 reviews for "Uyai" by Ibibio Sound Machine. The album received pretty solid reviews among the critics and is one of the better ones this year.
"True to its name, Uyai is also a glorious, world-conscious party. Beautiful indeed."
"Uyai doesn’t sound like aimless dabbling. What it sounds like is a band that has found its groove and knows how to run with it in any direction it pleases. Ibibio Sound Machine is now in full control of its sound, and it’s that knowledge that allows the group to truly let loose."
"Whichever way they decide to pursue such diversions on future releases, one hopes that they remain as fixated on fusing together the dance traditions of their two homes. On that territory, Ibibio Sound Machine remain world leaders."
Drowned In Sound
"An exciting listen, but the group’s uplifting energy and brilliant instrumentalists (including renowned Ghanaian guitarist Alfred Bannerman) are probably best experienced live."
The Observer (UK)
"Eno Williams and crew up the ante on all fronts for Uyai; the percussion races forward while the arrangements are busier and more ambitious, each tune twisting and turning through rhythm changes and back-to-back riffs like a living thing."
"The album as a whole has a lot of laser gun sounds. It also has frequent sudden shifts between high energy songs and mellower songs, so that even though the record has a unified sound, it sometimes feels disjointed. During the last two songs, however, that contrast works."
"Uyai is a fine, boundary-pushing follow-up to an arresting debut."
"Largely Uyai stands as a genre meshing oddity which, thanks to its pure groove and spirituality, will appeal to those who haunt the dance floor as well as their own dimly lit bedrooms."
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