Nkisi will launch her debut LP '7 Directions' Lee Gamble's UIQ imprint on January 18 subsequent 12 months.

The 7-track outing from the Congolese-born, London-based artist is described as "rooted firmly within the African Cosmology of the Bantu-Kongo and specifically the writings of Kongo scholar Dr Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau". The cosmic theme could be felt all through the discharge as Nkisi bends devices and ethereal sounds to her will, with daring streaks of Congolese percussion including a novel aptitude to her experimental manufacturing type.

In a quote on the album's press launch, Nkisi stated: “When we hear earlier than we see, voice and sound waves interaction between consciousness and hallucinations. Allowing the rhythmic to experiment with situations of notion, disrupting predetermined expectations...Through manipulating rhythm, we create actions of vitality... this vitality determines collective behaviour and permits for brand new methods of manufacturing data...after we hear earlier than we see, we will take into consideration predicting the longer term and the manipulation of images that occurs. by means of visionary possession we're renewed from inside, in a system of techniques... the sample of patterns in being, it reaches and stays endlessly incomplete”.

You can pre-order '7 Directions' from Boomkat or the UIQ webshop. Listen to 'VII' and take a look at the tracklist beneath.

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Nkisi heads in '7 Directions' on debut album

A1. I
A2. II
A4. IV
B1. V
B2. VI