The album came together when the Porto musician Jonathan Saldanha—whose project HHY & The Macumbas has released through Nyege Nyege—completed a residency with the Kampala-based collective. On the 11-track record, Saldanha was joined by trumpet player and activist Florence Lugemwa as well as Omutaba on hybrid drums. The Kampala Prison Brass Band also makes an appearance.
The end result blends cinematic soundscapes with techno-related drum programming and the hectic rhythmic innovation Nyege Nyege has fostered. Check out our feature on the Nyege Nyege collective.
Watch the video for the title track, “Lithium Blast.”
01. Bursting Thru The Gates
03. Mesh Intensifier
05. Curse Go Back
06. Fission Core Fluid
08. Science Of Dust
10. Lithium Blast
11. Shining Scar
Nyege Nyege Tapes will release Lithium Blast on October 22nd, 2020.