But it was the provocative and prolific Nigerian musician Fela Kuti who spread the sound to the world, from the s until his death in To this day, Kuti remains synonymous with the genre, as does his message of pan-Africanism, post-colonialism and liberation -- especially potent during a time when African nations were becoming independent from European rule.
To Kuti and many of his contemporaries and fans, Afrobeat wasn't just a musical style: It was a movement. Kuti's political views were boldly reflected in his album covers, which saw satire, traditional and modern symbols, and stories from Kuti's own life collaged together with hand-drawn illustrations and heavily stylized typography. Much like the music itself, the cover art was dynamic and impossible to ignore, and became part of Afrobeat's global image.
Artist Lemi Ghariokwu, known for the cover images he created for the recordings of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, in his studio. Credit: CNN. The most memorable of these are attributed to one man: Lemi Ghariokwu. The self-taught Nigerian artist, who first met Kuti -- 17 years his senior -- when he was fresh out of secondary school in , was responsible for the bold graphics that accompanied hits like "Beast of No Nation," "Zombie" and "No Bread.
African-American artist Kehinde Wiley is laying down roots in Senegal. Roxious Soxes , like every Noxious Foxes release, is a deliciously disjointed aural playground, showcasing these three quintessential properties of the band.
Herein is everything we look for in math rock: controlled chaos that appears impossible to parse but easy to enjoy. Name Your Price. Email to a Friend. View Comments. Ally Rzesa. Harm Remissions CD version, limited to worldwide. Expect to ship on or around August 26th. Released with Dark Trail Records. Sold Out. On-body printed cassette housed in folding maltese cross cardboard casing with exclusive artwork.
Note: The cassettes will be shipped out on late August. Odium Pitch Dispatch the vessels of choler Asphyxiation - Overflowing reservoir The effervescent pale decapitator grinning fervently and staring into the deepening hole Stretching the fingers laid under the axe This is but a pleasant phase of desecrating public display Limbs detached and thrown into a lidless bin Orgiastic stalkers howl Maria Saint duality, howling grandeur in murder Exhaust and deplete Odium worship, exhaust, deplete Reduce the aimless plebeian swarm Aimless swarm - Odium worship Plague, filth breeds unrestrained Lo!
The infiltration of devastators Cue the oppression, the deepening hole Dispatch the vessels of choler Asphyxiation - Overflowing reservoir The effervescent pale decapitator grinning fervently and staring into me Stretching my fingers Stretching my skin Wearing it as a gown of a sovereign Flensing my head, flensing my head Odium intrinsic.
Pines Crude and bold oration Pledging an endless torture A lifetime spent in blur Voicing the dire cluster Gather all the scum under one black spire Pale dregs rejoice Flourish through the throes of the indigents Pale dregs rejoice Vile declaration Dreading a nil form Pine for an eternity in blur Unicellular tumour behind the pulpit twitching it's limbs, the audience pegs for a stroke Hoping for a definite final bawl And the pale dregs rejoice.
Ore Lung Explicit primal paradigm of our negligence Rivaled merely by our lack of guilt Consuming the coil of obdurate and fruitless humaneness Irrelevant bodies thrusted to the rift Marauding dead matter Incoherent sinous queue, thwart and chastise This is the moment we at last surpass the borderstones of self-evident rescue Growth dispatched, flow through the lode Liquid iron ore Inhale the noxious vapour The lungs infused with terminal toxins The condemnation, execution through breathing Our lavish means come to a halt in this pit Chemical burns produced by the caustic shit of human nature Cavities obstructed as the air leaves our molten cores Explicit primal paradigm, consuming the coil of obdurate and fruitless flesh Tepid echo of rescue abating Marauded dead matter buried in molten ore Reverberation.
Hubris Terrain Expansion There's no way to restore the will of a wounded man looking up from the walless pit of spastic anguish Baseless arrogance flooded Drowned in vestal rheum Ostentatious Pressure increasing, hubris terrain expansion Drown in vestal rheum Needlessly try to repair what has never been whole Murder and bury the antic, obsolete form Deprecated cautions broken by an absent weigher A clog in the cesspool Sinking below the sewage level Lustrous gaze puncturing through my gaffs Violently foraging my organs Anxiously murder and bury me Broken choir thundering, repressing my whining All I see is a black hole resembling the crude voracious pit within Pressure increasing, hubris terrain expansion Drown in vestal rheum.
Threats Entrench And Renew Under the weight of an err man turns from concrete to ash Trapped in a vortex of faceless presence Gnarled worm, a fucking faint biased bigot A sage behind a digital veil Flensed in the turmoil of reality Gnawed, poor, appalling excuse of a being A collared timid mongrel With an armour of frail tongues Tightening the grip please fucking choke The mound of ash then strewn into a sewer Stirred cesspit of vibrant thoughts Twitching, headless grain Cauterize, constrain Ex-vertebrate snake Cauterized, constrained Twitching, headless grain Under the weight of an err man turns from concrete to ash and from that ash, threats entrench and renew.
Wisdom Teething Nesting bloodless, breathless objects Plastic allure, coherence Artificial nonexistence Adoring their glitchy wit Revering their expressionless, mangled faces Nil icon Pulsating skin of an engine Lateral stabs, decontrol Wisdom teething through the layers of this idle, synthetic occult deity Nesting bloodless, breathless object Coherence Shifting into extropian malformation Optional conversion to a conscientious phase of anthropoid anomaly Carelessness is our habitual rightness Entitlement to push everything too far Injected to our nature through the mother's milk Wisdom teething through the layers of a nil icon This is not your place to prosper It won't yield before your fucking feet Toxic galore Here's no room for you to feed, no Wisdom teething, singularitarianism This is not your fucking place.
Random Optics The Rigid Mute Humiliation of the cognition Depopulation imminent Evacuate the gawky with vigour Decrepitation of old skin Shatter the spineless Amalgamation of the dominions petrified Humiliation Cleansing rains of ammonia Open heart, a dissolution of an ochre crust Keep me with thee, a memoir in a broken jar Irrelevant dust, irrelevant Aching bodies arched by colling ardor A callous exit I breathe, I feel, I dream of inevitable annihilation I congeal to a clay icon of rejection Petrified - Shaping a brown ouvre I crack and break, cave in.
Gravitated Adrenal twitch impulse Paradigm shattered within Embrace the inner void Beg for closure Self-deconstruction Forgiveness through cruelty Gravitated Gravitate from absolution Craft an egocentric murder Equalize the imbalance Commit yourself as a victim Forgiveness through cruelty Gravitate from pardon Self-deconstruction Forgiveness through cruelty Self-deconstruction.
Harm RemissionsTHE PURITY OF LOVE AND WAR by VON POE VII, released 27 March 1. A Mother's Love 2. Lazarus 3. Titan 4. Pariah 5. Garveyites 6. Pride of My People ft. Row Dayanghirang and Sleep Sinatra 7. Cowboy Bebop 8. Perris Boulevard 9. Eastwood Confession of Papa J. Ruiz (Solo) Breeze Dante's Inferno YN (Melancholia) Sunday Gospel ft. Dynasty