Eno Williams – Vocals
Alfred Kari Bannerman – Guitar
Anselmo Netto – Percussion
Jose Joyette – Drums
John McKenzie – Bass
Tony Hayden – Trombone, Synthesizer
Scott Baylis – Trumpet, Synthesizer
Max Grunhard – Alto & Baritone Saxophone, Synthesizer
Derrick McIntyre – Bass on ‘Give Me a Reason’
CH Straatman – Bass on ‘Quiet’
Emmanuel Rentzos – Keyboard on ‘Guide You’ and ‘Pot Is On Fire’
Dan Leavers – additional Keyboard on ‘Give Me a Reason’, ‘Pot Is On Fire’ and ‘Joy’
Kristian Craig Robinson – Mbira, Flute and Synthesizer on ‘One That Lights Up’
Affiong David Ekwere – Backing Vocals and Spoken Part on ‘The Chant’, Backing Vocals on ‘Guide You’
Marilyn David Huck – Backing Vocals on ‘The Chant’ and ‘Guide You’
Jaelee Small – Backing Vocals on ‘The Chant’ and ‘Pot Is On Fire’
Beth Mburu-Bowie – Backing Vocals on ‘The Chant’ and ‘Pot Is On Fire’
Produced by Max Grunhard
Additional production: Tony Hayden, Kristian Craig Robinson and Dan Leavers
Recorded by Max Grunhard at Vanguard Studios, London, UK
except ‘Trance Dance’ recorded by Benedic Lamdin at Fish Market Studios, London, UK
Mixed by Kristian Craig Robinson, Dan Leavers and Max Grunhard at Total Refreshment Centre Studios, London, UK
Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering, London, UK
All tracks written by Ibibio Sound Machine. Copyright control.
Design by Vanessa DeJongh and Daniel Murphy
Photography by Dan Wilton
Eno would especially like to thank her mum and sisters for all their love and support.
Alfred would like to thank Kobi, Jutta, Kwame and Adwoa Bannerman.
We would all like to thank Mike Andrews, Kristian Craig Robinson, Dan Leavers, Leon Brichard, Benji Bouton, Fanny Deroff, Kevin Toublant, Miles Cleret, Clementine Bunel, Cecile Communal, Milo Steelfox, John Reynolds, Ben Lamdin, Ben Hadwen, Tim Fowler and Mark Bass for their advice, musicality and general awesomeness along the way!
Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements
inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, and modern post-punk and electro. Evocative Nigerian poetic imagery set against an edgy Afro-Electro soundscape gives the band a unique space within the wave of modern Afrocentric sounds sweeping the globe....more
It's generating a huge response, scoring a total of 93 points in meta-critics. AllMusic described the album as "a record that has complex content but is easily and confidently delivered with lyrics and a combination of jazz throngs and exquisite rhythms," and NME gives it a perfect score of five, describing it as a completely flawless record. A record that doesn't always fall on this year's list of albums of 2018 released by many media outlets. jwsmusic