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Hot Mule / Secousse / Cosmic Sounds

N'Draman-Blintch - Cosmic Sounds | 2018 Reissue

$45.00

Hot Mule / Secousse / Cosmic Sounds

N'Draman-Blintch - Cosmic Sounds | 2018 Reissue

$45.00

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“Cosmic Sounds” is many things: Psychedelic, politically engaged, funky to death, full of synths, with an artwork to die for, a perfect crossover of African and Western culture. Music for the body and soul. Cosmic disco before the genre even existed. Actually the genre was born the year this record was released. Did Dj Danielle Baldelli hear it? Was it ever played by Larry Levan or Mancuso? In a pre internet era, its unlikely but not impossible. Nowadays most DJs know what’s up now that Africa is on the map. Go and check the discogs page: 550 wants, countless messages of people ready to pay any amount for a copy. The last one sold for 1300 euros, and it was the first to show up for sale in the last 5 years.

We are extremely honored in carrying the reissue of this gem and have treated the task with utmost respect: both artwork and audio were restored by specialists, and liner notes were written by Temitope Kogbe, an Afro Funk expert who runs the label OdionLivingston, founded with legendary EMI Nigeria producer Odion Iruoje.

38 years after its original release, the world is finally ready to hear ‘Cosmic Sounds’ in all its glory – Bandcamp

“A highly sought-after Nigerian boogie record by the enigmatic vocalist, composer and producer N’Draman Blintch is being treated to its first ever vinyl reissue in September, courtesy of Hot Mule records and Secousse. So rare that just one copy has been sold on Discogs in the last five years, fetching an eye-watering €1,300, Cosmic Sounds was released in 1980 and was the third and final album that Blintch released on a label of the same name. It followed Pass Port, also released in 1980, and Cikamele’ from 1979, which was recorded at William Onyeabor’s Willfilms Studio in Enugu, Nigeria.

Like Onyeabor, Blintch’s story is shrouded in mystery, as is that of a certain Mr. Patrick who, according to the label, was a former football player-turned-jeans salesman in Liberia, who ventured into music to release a handful of records with the label Cosmic Sounds.

A synth-heavy, psychedelic disco record, with artwork to match, Cosmic Sounds married the sci-fi boogie sounds of US and European dance floors with an Afro-funk groove. Remastered and restored, with liner notes by Temitope Kogbe and repped by Antal and Motor City Drum Ensemble among others, this reissue will make this rarity available more widely for the first time." – The Vinyl Factory

Item description:        

Artist:

N’Draman-Blintch

Title:

Cosmic Sounds

Label:

Hot Mule, Secousse, Cosmic Sounds

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

France

Release Date:

This reissue: 03 Sep 2018 | Original: 1980

Genre:

Electronic, Funk / Soul

Style:

Disco, Funk

Catalog No:

HTML001, SEC003, CSLP4

Condition:

New