Nkisi / 7 Directions
Album: 7 Directions   Collection:General
Artist:Nkisi   Added:Aug 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-09-03 Pull Date: 2019-11-05 Charts: Electronic, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 3 Oct 6 Sep 8
Airplays: 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 02, 2019: Music Casserole
4. Oct 03, 2019: Hella Mixed Radio Hour
2. Nov 01, 2019: w/e
5. Sep 07, 2019: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
3. Oct 05, 2019: Music Casserole

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-08-10
Debut full-length release from Melika Ngombe Kolongo, a female Congolese electronic producer currently based in London. Kolongo co-founded NON Worldwide, a collective dedicated to the African diaspora and promoting music with a focus on decolonization and reparations. The seven longform tracks on this album are equally influenced by Kongo cosmology, gabber, happy hardcore and polyrithmic club music. A fascinating release, for fans of Lee Gamble, DJ Khalab, ZULI, Konono NÂș1, The Maghreban

All tracks FCC Clean. Try: 1, 5, 2

(*1.) (7:49) Deep bassline, choppy rhythm stick percussion, and blurry vocal snippets. Long, smooth pulses of synthesizer give this an almost vaporwave feel.
(*2.) (10:19) Clubby snares, booming gabber basslines with a bit of footwork shuffle. Slowly-unraveling synthlines and subtle repetitive vocal samples.
(3.) (4:11) Marchy snares over an intermittent skippy happy hardcore beat. Periodic changes in intensity. Ominous and frantic.
(4.) (7:42) Throbbing emotional synth lines, unrelenting pounding bass and chattery stickwork
(*5.) (6:08) Classic gloomy London electronic atmosphere. Hypnotizing polyrythms with murky waves of synthesizer and brooding basslines
(6.) (6:30) Punchy 808 and dense rhythm sticks over melodic ambient washes
(7.) (5:47) Staticky and cacophonous with wailing sirens and fuzzy blown-out basslines

Track Listing
1. I   4. Iv
2. Ii   5. V
3. Iii   6. Vi
  7. Vii