Article Originally appeared on The Music Sep 25th 2017
Singing in mixed English, French and Yoruba, Ibeyi have a unique voice, but their position as a potential voice for an ostensibly outsider perspective and the dignified potency they wield it with makes them distinct. Ash is both persecuted and powerful in equal measure, something that feels less like balancing than soaring. Sparse and otherworldly percussion interspersed with found sounds and hypnotic harmonics, it’s sonically sumptuous but thematically sharp enough to cut you from the first chord. This isn’t just good music, it’s important.
12/11/2017 at 06:48
Planning to feature this album prominently in a post next week. I’ve had it playing a lot lately, and it’s definitely ranking high in my top 10 this year.
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