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British/Nigerian producer Tony Njoku unveils ne single Drifting Off In a Care Powered Balloon (Stream)

by Khyle Deen. Published Mon 20 Nov 2017 19:47

Tony Njoku is a British-Nigerian electronic music producer and songwriter from London. Raised in between Lagos and London, the twenty-three year old has always been a frequent globetrotter with the breadth of his travels reflected in his music.

His self-penned and produced songs have been described as 'strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures.'



After releasing his acclaimed debut album, ‘In Greyscale’ in 2016, Tony went on to win the 2016 Green Man Rising competition. Being chosen out of over 800 entries he went on to performance on the main stage at the Green Man Festival alongside the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Laura Marling and James Blake; His set was considered a festival highlight by many viewers including festival director, Fiona Stewart, and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1).

“A world of swirling synths that float on top of Njoku’s buried but distinctive vocals” (DIY)

“Fusing abstract beats with his angelic tones” (MOJO)

“Tony Njoku makes nice swirly sounds” (I-D)

“He’s a very quizzical performer, which I think in the live scene is pretty rare. He’s an amazing talent” (Drowned In Sound)

Tony’s new single is a type of modern day folk-hymn. A nakedly untreated voice, carried on a bed of electronic artificiality, 'Drifting Off In a Care Powered Balloon' inhabits the same uncanny electroacoustic space which, in the technophilic / technophobic nature-music of Thom Yorke, proved so potently evocative of modern malaise. It's a production coda, which services perfectly the theme of new beginnings, - beyond the strangling coil of an inexorable digital now - in a simple, unraveling aubade that ends gently in beautiful catastrophe.

Release Date: 27th October 2017 via Silent Kid Records
Two-word pitch: Postmodern Devotional
Alternative touchstones: Arca for lapsed-atheists. Anohni minus the fabulous.



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