Linda Ayupuka "And God Created Everything" Orange LP (2022)
Details: Linda Ayupuka brilliantly striking album of electro-Fra Fra and Afro-Gospel, "And God Created Everything," pressed on orange vinyl and limited released on Mais Um, 2022 (Import: UK/EU). New stock, sealed.
Description: "Pulsing electro-Fra Fra and DIY Afro-gospel combine on God Created Everything, the debut album by Ghanaian singer Linda Ayupuka, forthcoming June 2022 on Mais Um.
Reminiscent of recent releases by Otim Alpha (Nyege Nyege) and Ata Kak, God Created Everything captures the rawness and immediacy of early-career recordings from the likes of Oumou Sangaré and Rokia Traoré and heralds a new West African vocal talent – Linda Ayupuka.
Produced by Francis Ayamga, (King Ayisoba, This Is FraFra Power!), at his locally renowned Top Link Studio in Bongo, Northern Ghana, God Created Everything features eight highly charged exchanges of polyrhythmic dancefloor beats where Linda and Francis channel traditional Gurenɛ-language, Frafra ceremonial music with rapid-fire tempos and hypnotic drum loops, referencing an international palette of dance styles from Malian DJ-led Balani Show street sound, electro-acholi to modern dancehall/RnB."
"Linda is the future sound of Fra Fra music"--Bandcamp
"An uptempo blend of choral chants and sparkling, 80s electro synths"--The Guardian, Global Albums of the Month (June 2022)
"Linda Ayupuka fait du gospel façon disco au Ghana et chante son amour de Dieu sur des synthés entêtants"--Le Monde
"A mashup of gospel, disco, and savannah sounds, produced with all the D.I.Y vim of Balani Show, Nyege Nyege Tapes, and the Awesome Tapes roster"
Pan African Music, 5 Albums to Listen to This Week
"Super interesting!" Gilles Peterson, BBC 6Music
"The sound of Linda's very danceable music is infectious" The Arts Desk
"Sounding ace! Love the lyrics and digital sound of this"
Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
"21st-century Ghanian gospel" BBC Radio 3 Music Planet
Grade: M (new stock)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A2. Yine Faamam
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Ndaana Yine Nogemam Me
B2. Pege Nayine
B3. Atiiwine Group
B4. Fomallebazaa ft. Faraday