Ennanga Vision, the new project from London producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer Jesse Hackett, are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album on June 2nd through Soundway Records. Stemming from a trip to Uganda, Ennanga Vision features collaborations, including multi-instrumentalist and singer Albert Ssempeke and singing legend Otim Alpha.
Following on from the infectiously joyful first single ‘Otim’s War’ shared last month, Ennanga Vision are offering another jubilant taste from the album caled ‘Like A Football’. Featuring celebrated Northern Ugandan artist and producer Twongweno, the track “is a surreal hommage to the international football legends Twongweno aspires to write specially commissioned prayer songs for transformed in to a serenade to a girl”, as the album’s accompanying blurb describes. ‘Like A Football’ already put us in the mood for summer. Here it is.
Gorillaz and Owiny Sigoma Band are some of the bands where Jesse Hackett shines, but the London producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer counts numerous other collaborations and projects under his belt and an old passion for traditional African music and European electronic compositions and soundtrack scores. His latest venture saw him travel to Uganda and join forces with multi-instrumentalist and singer Albert Ssempeke and singing legend Otim Alpha to form Ennanga Vision. Ennanga Vision is also the fruit of this union, a full-length album featuring “deconstructed royal-court music from the forgotten kingdoms of the Buganda, reconstructed electronic wedding music, fluorescent pink African pop, crunched 8-bit drum machines and a 10-foot long monster xylophone”, as the press release states.
Ennanga Vision arrives on June 2nd through Soundway Records but we can already and dance to the album’s first single ‘Otim’s War’. It comes with a fittingly joyful and infectious video. Here it is.