Unganisha music group has released "Ago" - a new single leading up to the release of their highly anticipated debut album. The group is made up of music collaborators: Kenyan musician - Labdi Ommes (Orutu and vocals) and Norwegian experimental Electronic artist - Bernt Isak Wærstad (electronics).
The hypnotic "Ago" is both an ode to old friendships and a celebration of maintaining a childlike spirit. It serves as a striking representation of this duality and offers a sneak peek into their musical evolution. The track delves into the intricacies of navigating relationships that change as we grow older and the bittersweet feeling of leaving the past behind. This resonant narrative reflects the challenge of moving beyond nostalgia resentment to embrace new horizons.
Unganisha has been hard at work meticulously crafting their album, set to drop November 3rd 2023. While waiting for the full album experience, they treated their fans to a sneak peek to the album's eclectic vibe and new music at their first Kenyan album listening event - held at Santuri at The Mall (September 8th 2023).
The Unganisha Album Listening Event was attended by accomplished Kenyan artists and music executives including Lawi Odera (Boomplay), Sheila Akwany (Goethe-Institut), Coco Em, Nyokabi Kariuki, Fancy Fingers, Blinky Bill and Umoja Sounds, among media personalities and other invited guests.
Unganisha's Album Listening event provided their fans and guests with an opportunity to both reflect on the past and cast their gaze towards an exciting future. The new single follows their successful streak of releases, tours and a well-received 2022 EP titled 'Kucheza'. "Ago" was recorded in Brageveien Studio, Oslo (Norway), produced by Unganisha and mixed by Bernt Isak Wærstad. The track was mastered by Christian Obermayer at Strype Audio, Oslo (Norway) and released by Anything Goes.
Renowned for their eclectic fusion of musical elements that culminate in an exhilarating and innovative sound, Unganisha continues to captivate with "Ago".
The track bursts forth with a pulsating high-energy beat, seamlessly converging with evocative layers of dreamy synths, post-rock-infused guitars, and a dynamic vocal arrangement. Featuring avant-garde percussion from the hands of long time collaborator Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen and Norwegian folk influenced violin from the virtuosic Victoria Johnson, "Ago" emerges as Unganisha's most intricate and textured creations yet.
The interplay between melancholic undertones and invigorating dance-inspired energy epitomizes the band's signature style, a theme that resonates throughout their upcoming album.