ADUNA

1989 (CD)
Victor Entertainment VDR-1643
  • 1
    Lebon Lipon
  • 2
    Come Tomorrow
  • 3
    Aduna
  • 4
    Oh! Yvonne
  • 5
    Mama Rococo
  • 6
    Washing Brain Machine
  • 7
    The First Dog
  • 8
    Fool On The Hill
  • 9
    Day O

Japanese, English and Senegalese singing on top of complex beat structures. A set of thoroughly peculiar soundscapes.

YS NOTES
  • When I go to parties I find myself attracted to people with great voices.
    The ones I’ve been able to work together with are Najima, Karin Krog, Helen
    Merrill, and here, Wasis Diop. (We also did a concert tour together in
    China, and I co-produced his album No Sant.)
    Strangely enough, hearing his voice makes my imagination run wild—I might very well be a voice fetishist. Thus, on this album, I devised something that could be better communicated with quality of voice than with words (or so I think I did).

Produced by Yasuaki Shimizu
Composed by Yasuaki Shimizu, Irving Burgie and William Attaway (10)

 

Yasuaki Shimizu: vocals, tenor saxophone, keyboards
Mieko Shimizu: vocals
Wasis Diop: guitar, vocals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Ayub Ogada: vocals (7, 8)
Gavin Harrison: drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9)
Colin Baldrey: bass (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Jacko M. Jackszyk: guitar (5, 6, 7)
Ebby: guitar (3, 5, 7, 9)

 

Recorded by Graham Cristie at Folkner Richard Manwaring at Smoke House (London)
Mixed by Trevor Hallesy at Round House, Richard Manwaring (10) at Good Hearth (London)