(Agogo Records, Berlin)
Afrobeat can be a pretty formal, sterile and sometimes even boring affair in the hands of many of Fela Kuti's admirers worldwide. Thankfully this is not the case with the oddly named Onom Agemo: This Berlin-based quintet led by the restless saxophonist Johannes Schleiermacher has been pushing the boundaries of the genre to the most extreme, incorporating explosive Jazz improvisations, far out Krautrock, bubbly keyboard sounds and Psychedelia to create a unique and hypnotic musical melange completely their own.
Their brand-new second album "Liquid Love" is nothing less than a bomb - we are excited that they'll be taking their new sounds onstage soon!
album release tour in February - always available, travel 5 x from Berlin
04.05. DE Berlin XJAZZ