When I listen to William Onyeabor’s albums, I feel like he never made a bad song. Every song is better than the last. A funk musician from Nigeria, Onyeabor self-released eight albums in the 70’s and 80’s that existed in relative obscurity until about a year or so ago when a compilation of his work was released. I love the heavy use of synthesizers, and Onyeabor’s way of combining dissonant sounds into a weird and wonderful psychedelic cacophony that still remains rhythmic and melodic. Some songs go on with long synth solos for 13 compelling minutes. Noisey produced a great documentary about him.
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