OY - A New Planet Is Born

A New Planet Is Born


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OY - A New Planet Is Born

A New Planet Is Born is the first excerpt from Space Diaspora, the forthcoming new album by OY (out in September 2016).

A highly original and creative duet based in Berlin, OY consists of Ghanaian-Swiss vocalist & musician Joy Frempong and producer/drummer Lleluja-Ha.

Their previous album, "a thoughtful and elegant synthesis of electronica, hip hop and pop (MOJO, UK), drew some of its substance from sounds and proverbs gathered by the band during a trip to Africa, transmuted to create "eccentic, nomadic and colour saturated music" (les Inrockuptibles, FR).

This time, OY resorted to space travel: they were accidentally projected into the future, on a planet named Space Diaspora, inhabited and terraformed by former earthlings. Over there, OY discovered strange customs and lifestyles, interesting political processes, artistic practices and unheard-of sounds, which inspired them to write this new album.

This fable in the shape of a zany voyage (somewhere between Georges Méliès and Jonathan Swift?) is a framework which enables OY to make use of their multiple talents and create a playful, inspired and imaginative opus, bursting with lovely melodies carried by Joy Frempong's formidable voice and its "fiery flow, full of soul and humor" (Télérama, FR)


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  1. OY - A New Planet Is Born (radio edit)