|Amobi, Chino / Airport Music For Black Folk|
|Add Date:||2017-03-15|| ||Pull Date:||2017-05-17|| ||Charts:||RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||19 Mar|
Modern intersectional, electronic protest music. Founder of African experimental noise label NON, Chino Amobi provides a timely update of Brian Eno’s 1978 masterpiece to meet the anxiety of the post-9/11 era. Through industrial and noise song craft, Chino destroys Eno’s notion of the contemplative, privileged airport experience of old. Here, Amobi’s blown-out synths, gun shots, and breathy vocal loops expose the physical tension and disorientation of the modern airport.
Genre: Noise, Deconstruction, TSA Jams|
RIYL: Rabit, Elysia Crampton, Lotic, Arca
Favorite Tracks: 4, 5, 6
FCCs? Nah, almost no discernible lyrics
London (3:57) - textural, squeaky spacious, Evan Ifekoya monologue on being QTPOC (queer trans person of color)
London II (3:07) - begin with ambient terminal noise, huge spaces, lift off, warped robot vocals
Malmo (2:41) - gun shots, splatters, looped vocals, intense contrast of sad, musical voice with harsh guns
Milan (1:32)* - breathing, bass, lofty vocals, compelling
Warszawa (2:41)* - instrumental industrial banger, electrical slaps, plodding sound collage
Berlin (4:02)*- banging drums, looped vocoder returns, squawk, throbbing
Rotterdam (2:43) - What’s coming out of their ... ? Oh Jesus, some serious noise here, collisions, smashes, trap air horn samples?