What manner of appellation does one apply to these musical morsels by Maxwell Udoh, former lead singer of the Doves of Calabar?*
Regardless of what the label may say, this is no average record: t's a little bit makossa, a little bit Nico Mbarga, a little bit discolypso, a little synthpop, and it's all held together by funky basslines that pop with such viciousness that they'll crunch your spinal cord if you don't take your time.
I don't know what to call this sound but what I do know is that if this shit here don't make you jump up even a little bit, well...
I have some unfortunate news. I-I don't know how to break it to you, but...
looks away soulfully; takes deep breath.
I'm sorry. We did everything we could.
Don't Make Me Wait Too Long
This Is No Way (To Say Goodbye)
*Someone requested some of their material recently, right? I'll be getting to that soon enough, trust!