02. Ottoto Shamoleda
03. Cotocun Gba Gounke
05. (Flute) Sweet Sounds From Colomachi
06. K Assa Kpa Sama Kpa
07. Kpanlongo (Folklore)
09. Yebo Blues
10. (Acoustic Guitar) Sonorites Sahelienne
An inspired cultural rock outing with Northern Togo musician Gneni Mamadou at the helm. With bristling bolts of fuzz streaking over beds of crunchy percussion accompanied by an epiphany of chants, Colomach helps map the Sahel soundscape of the 1970s. A top-drawer recording made at EMI Nigeria in 1974.
Pearl coming from Nigeria. The group Colomach was formed in the mid-70s in Lagos and launched a unique and rare album in 1974, with a very low number of copies and was only reissued in 2013, by Soundaway.
The eponymous album features 10 short tracks and quite similar to the rock that was in Africa 70s, garage rock with heavy influences from psychedelic, zam rock and afrobeat beyond traditional music made in the region. The fuzz guitar dominates, along with good passages of traditional percussion and drums. The lyrics are all in the local language, giving even more uniqueness to this record.