VYNIL – CD – DIGITAL
It’s a beautiful mixture, a kind of twilight atmosphere shot through with burst of radiant colour, tied down to personal matters. Deft of lyric, soft of arrangement, it’s a beguiling, poetic return, one that bodes much for the incoming release.
Esinam sat down with Wordplay Magazine to answer our infamous 10 Questions + premiere of the video for NEW DAWN.
(…) using soulful jazz, hypnotic drums and spoken-word courtesy of poet Nadeem Din-Gabisi. Esinam balances the flute's spiritual peals with staggered percussion and a pounding bassline to create a compelling broken beat rhythm.
(…) Les histoires se construisent sur des rythmes frénétiques ou hypnotiques. En groupe, la musique de Esinam ne perd rien de son intensité, elle est peut-être moins frontale ou brutale, mais toujours aussi explosive, profonde, obsédante et dansante.(…)
(…) Esinam crafted a very unusual, rhythmically creative song-set. Debuting her new band, she’s now free to stretch out on flute, stirring up a volatile motion of stewing psychedelicised solos (…)
Built on futurist flute, elaborate rhythms and delicate melodies, Shapes in Twilights of Infinity unfolds like a dreamlike carpet into an unparalleled musical universe. (…) ESINAM delivers nothing less than a profound patchwork full of musical connections, where traces of house, trip-hop and hip-hop intertwine with tones from traditional sounds, blues and psychedelica.
Grande élégance que celle du premier album de cette musicienne et chanteuse belgo-ghanéenne qui mêle soul, rythmiques africaines et improvisation jazzy. Révélation !
With her flute (but also with a collection of samplers, percussion, and effects), Esinam Dogbatse breaks open the lock which divides Brussels from a cosmopolite fantasy world where jazz, Afro-pop and electronica come knocking on each other’s doors. (…) Esinam’s identity and creativity has no boundaries.
"The Brussels based musician with Ghanaian roots took her time to knead her own form of fusion, in which her swaying and often meditative flute solos take centre stage. (…) Pleasing debut!" (…)Flutes tell colorful stories and the four-piece band leaves plenty of room for the listener to add images and feelings, or just half-consciously drift along with this trip, which seeks its foundation outside of styles and times.
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