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Vaudou Game - Otodi
Tracklist
A1Not Guilty (feat. Roger Damawuzan)
A2Anniversaire
A3Tata Fatiguee
A4La Chose
B1Pas La Peine
B2Lucie
B3Soleil Capricieux
C1Bassa Bassa
C2Something Is Wrong (feat. Roger Damawuzan)
C3Grasse Mat
D1Sens Interdit
D2Roberto
D3Tassi

Vaudou Game
Otodi

Hot Casa | Item No: 614571
Vinyl 2LP | 2018 / EU – Original | New
27,99 €
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No one had been through those doors in years. Unchanged, seemingly untouched, just a Guard watching over it, one wondered whether the place would ever see the light of day again. Built in the 70s by Scotch, there were only twenty such places in the entire world. Twenty studios, all identical. Most had undergone a digital makeover in the 80s, but not this one; situated in Lomé, this studio had stayed true to its original form. Silent and uninhabited but waiting for one thing, and one thing only: for the sacred fire to be lit once again. That of the Togolese Recording Office, is studio OTODI for those in the know. Through thick layers of dust, the console was vibrating still, impatient to be turned on and spurt out the sound so unique to analog. That sound is what Peter Solo and his band Vaudou Game came to seek out.
The original vibrations of Lomé’s sound, resonating within the studio space, an undercurrent pulsing within the walls, the floor, and the entire atmosphere. A presence at once electrical and mystical sourced through the amps that had never really gone cold, despite the deep sleep that they had been forced into. In taking over the studio’s 3000 square feet, enough to house a full orchestra, Vaudou Game had the space necessary to conjure the spirits of voodoo, those very spirits who watch over men and nature, and with whom Peter converses every day.
For the most authentic of frequencies to fully imbibe this third album, Peter Solo entrusted the rhythmic section to a Togolese bass and drum duo, putting the groove in the expert hands of those versed in feeling and a type of musicianship that you can’t learn in any school. This was also a way to put OTODI on the path of a more heavily hued funk sound, the backbone of which maintains flexibility and agility when moving over to highlife, straightens out when enhanced with frequent guest Roger Damawuzan’s James Brown type screams, and softens when making the way for strings. Snaking and undulating when a chorus of Togolese women takes over, guiding it towards a slow, hypnotic trance. Up until now, Vaudou Game had maintained their connection to Togo from their base in France. This time, recording the entire album in Lomé at OTODI with local musicians, Peter Solo drew the voodoo fluid directly from the source, once again using only Togolese scales to make his guitar sing, his strings acting as channels between listeners and deities…
Item Details
Item No:614571
Artist:Vaudou Game
Titel:Otodi
Label:Hot Casa
Katalog-Nr:HC59LP
Format:Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2018
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Afrobeat
Available since:25.10.2018
Condition:New
Price:27,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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