July '17

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

SUNSET - Sunset (1986)

Producer: Danny Antill
Engineer: Fernando Perdigao

Fun if unremarkable 4-track disco EP with faux-American lyrics, call and response choruses, Japanese drummers and brain-melting synths - all designed to turn your frown upside down.

'I'm a Poor Man' has a catchy synth arpeggio intro that pulls you right in, with lyrics like:
"It's a pity I ain't got no money, I should take you on a holiday.
It's a pity I ain't got no money, I should take you out to Sun City.
I've got no money, I'm a poor man."

'Don't Touch' is on a similar tip:
"Baby she's mine . . . I'm a winner!
I spent a lotta money on her, and I ain't gonna lose her.
She belongs to me, she's my property, she's my baby..."

Similarly corny but catchy vibes on other tracks 'Boog'It' and 'Super Love'.