Album: KonKoma, KonKoma (Soundway)

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This London-based Ghanaian band have put some air and elasticity back into Afro-funk on this debut release.

There's a lot of dampened guitar strings, snarled brass chords and widescreen arrangements strongly influenced by 1970s blacksploitation soundtracks and Fela's ubiquitous Afrobeat rhythms. Yet a punchy production makes the end result sound wholly contemporary. A cool, edgy soundtrack for the summer, should it ever arrive.