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No Problem Saloon

by OY

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A collection of colourful songs weaving OY's own strains of electronica, whirling drums and captivating & humorous storytelling, laced with distinctly African musical and lyrical elements, "No Problem Saloon" is driven by Joy's soulful, melodic and arrestingly versatile voice.

Joy (vocalist & musician) gathered elements for this unique album during a series of trips to Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana and South Africa. She met scores of people, listened to proverbs, heard stories, and collected bits of fields recordings which, upon the duet's return to their Berlin studio, were all used as building blocks, in a perfectly organic way: the slam of a taxi door became a drum, an antiquated washing machine provided a bass sound, conversation and street noises started drifting in and out of the songs, and the lyrics were naturally developed from the stories and fragments of popular wisdom culled during these encounters.

Joy and Lleluja-Ha (drummer & producer) then started exploring the songs on stage, injecting further ideas into the pieces before finalizing the production.

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released March 24, 2014

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