Liquid Love

24/02/2017Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers Testing The Limits Of Afrofunk With Album Number Two

Releasing today on Agogo Records (who rarely disappoint) is new heat by the fabled Onom Agemo and The Disco Jumpers, a contemporary afrofunk five-piece out of Berlin, combining traditional and modern African music with elements akin to their own musical heritage such as psychedelic synth excursions, slices of freejazz and minimalistic grooves to meet any audiophile's needs.

Out now, is their eagerly awaited sophomore album "Liquid Love", a mesmerising, 9-track work of vibrant passion, overflowing with dense musicianship, playful improvisation and pulsating rhythms, drawing listeners in from the start. The album's title track, for instance, will have you second guessing if 33rpm was the right choice, as the viscous melody flows on, dragging lusciously towards infinity. Watch the official music video below.

"The (entire) album incorporates bits and bops from the past, present and future, drawing influences from both very familiar and also far away places. Just to name a few, there’s Krautrock, AfroFunk, traditional Moroccan Trance, Future Jazz and much more to be found. The Beatles excluded, though," the release page reads.

Onom Agemo and The Disco Jumpers are the globetrotting Johannes Schleiermacher on sax, woodwinds and modular synth, Jörg Hochapfel on old organs and analog synths, Kalle Zeier on guitar and vocoder, Kalle Enkelmann on bass and microphones as well as Bernd Oezsevim on drums and cymbals. Adding to the mix are selected guest vocals by Maria Schneider, Natalie Grefel and Olga Xavier, mainly on the elaborate, four-part suite "Somebody".

"Liquid Love" is definitely a body of work to dance to, to dream to, to dive into, to get lost in, to fantasise about and, well, we're sure you're going to find even more ways of putting these somewhat mystic and abstract yet highly infectious compositions to good use. That being said, do yourself a favour and listen to the full release as often as you can. Feel free to let us know, when the effect wears off. We sincerely doubt it will.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom