Into the Yellow Haze

Emeka Ogboh's new album, Beyond the Yellow Haze, was released on January 15th by Ostgut Ton sublabel A-TON. The recordings were originally featured as part of his 2018 exhibition No Condition Is Permanent at the Galerie Imane Farès, during his year at the Institute.

Beyond The Yellow Haze brings a very real world sound to an electronic album. Though it was a sound installation at the beginning, it feels much more then that. It brings the energy and vibrancy of the streets of Lagos with a tempered groove and grit from Berlin. This mixing of cultures and sounds helps makes this a great record.”

“Pulsating rhythms provide the percussive framework, atop which Ogboh places field recordings – a ‘veritable atonal orchestra of honking, motors, sound systems, sidewalk sales pitches and various sonic artifacts of Lagos’s Danfo bus stations, and beyond.’ Throughout, its aural minimalism allows Ogboh to explore the beauty in each detail.”

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