Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I Believe In Feq'wah: William Onyeabor- Body & Soul *Complete Album* (1980)
Moments after returning to Mexico yesterday, I checked my inbox to discover a most wondrous message from the illustrious and generous Mr. Feq'wah. Oh what a happy day, for he has furnished us all with a hot fresh rip of the entire Body & Soul LP from the utterly fantastic William Onyeabor. This is good, my friends.
To put it in Mr. Onyeabor's songwriting syntax: How is the record? How are the sounds? They are so very very fine, and this you must believe.
By now, you very likely know what to expect from this Nigerian master, and on that promise the record delivers squarely. But it ain't exactly same-ol', same-ol', either. As usual, his exploration of keyboard and synthesizer settings yields some delightful new things, such as the "mouth-sounds" solo on "Poor Boy", perhaps my favorite track here. "I Believe In God" is also a treat. The whole thing is a treat, you must know this by now, so get on it, friends!
BODY & SOUL
If you haven't checked it out already, take a gander at my previous Onyeabor Mega-Post, and get as much of the man's masterpieces as you can. And remember the kingly fellow who is making these heavenly sounds happen to your ears and body and soul, and afford him the thank-yous he richly deserves.