Well, all pretence of blogging regularly appears to have gone out of the window now, let alone the now remote and frankly hilarious idea of a new band appearing every single day here on ANBAD.
However, while this month’s excuse is the blog-silencing classic of “I’ve been distracted by a new job,” this month’s contribution to the bottomless-pit-of-bands on ANBAD is truly a 100% solid-gold addition.
It’s old gold, actually, and the rediscovery and re-release of Ata Kak‘s outrageously perfect Ghanaian hip-house music that dates from 1994 is a story that is worth #longread status.
I would call Awesome Tapes From Africa a “fellow music blogger”, but that would imply that ANBAD is somewhere vaguely in the same league as this wonderful music resource, which of course it is not.
Ata Kak’s re-emergence is the work of the amazing ATFA – and Obaa Sima is just about the best thing I’ve heard since Oh Jesus I Don’t Even Know When.
Obama Sima is so bouncy and fun it should be illegal. It’s so unlike anything else I’ve ever heard anywhere near this genre of freako-house music that I strongly suspect it has been sent to an increasingly ambivalent world by a concerned God to prove their mere existence, kindness and generosity.
It’s this simple – if you’re not moved to at least nod your head to the above song, don’t bother to call a doctor: you’re already dead.