Boomkat Product Review:
Chino Amnobi, Nkisi and Angel-Ho’s NON let off the first volley of vibes from NON Worldwide Compilation, Vol. 2 with a Pt. 1 checking 14 brilliant new and established artists from the African and Black Atlantic diaspora.
London wunderkind Klein opens this volume with a dizzying smudge of R&B glossolalics in Brother, Bonaventura keeps the vibe upfront with the pinched, salty riffs and needlepoint drill flex of BLACKFACE, and Embaci soars Elysia Crampton-style on Hymnal Pine Heart.
Meanwhile the rest comes from relatively or properly new artists, including strong highlights in the likes of DJ Lady Lane’s pendulous, twysted beast Bad Habits, the bubblegum-sticky bars and bump of Ban Man by Gita, and Richard Kennedy with what sounds like an R&B a cappella written by Jon Hassell in Men Are Weak.